WAY too much time! I'd look for another dealer. Going rate for that is one hour (even tho it takes less but they charge a minimum of an hour no matter what) at $60.
Excellant! You covered it all.Irondog said:That's BS, if they said "about $20" then I wouldn't pay more then half over the "estimate"($30). They can't throw you a low ball estimate and then way over charge you because their mechanic doesn't know how to do it properly. Now what are they going to do when you come back a second time - charge you $184?
You better make sure they don't reuse those same drivers, I would have said "no thanks, give me my drive shaft and a set of new drivers and I'll do it myself" You shouldn't have to pay for their screw-up (incorrect install).
If you take your car to the dealer - they have set times and prices for repairs, if the mechanic takes twice as long you don't pay twice as much, you only pay the set price. The mechanic eats the overage for being a TOOL.
I would talk to the manager and make your case - that's just bad business. If you don't get any satisfaction - let us know who they are, so we can all send them an e-mail and let them know they aren't going to get away with that kind of BS. That way they won't get away with treating anyone else that way.