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98 expedition heater core

Hi first timer here, Good year wants to charge me $650.00 to remove and replace my heater core in my Expedition. Is it worth that much trouble or can I find some where cheaper to get it done? Any Help would be deeply apprieciative.

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Call around, different garages have different labor rates.It's the job of putting these things in that cost so much. You might find one cheaper, and you may not.

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