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Not considering the costs of parts themselves, the labor to remove and replace the transmission, torque converter and flexplate runs estimates at approximately 4.5 hours. If you have a skid plate and dual exhaust, add another .5 hour. At rates of approximately $80-100 USD per hour of labor, you are looking at $360.00-$500.00 labor, plus the cost of parts and fluids.
repairpal.com/estimator/timing-belt-replacement-cost How much does it cost to replace a timing belt? Make sure it's a fair price. Get an estimate for parts and labor for your car in your area.
Between $250 & $450
CANT GIVE EXACT PRICE WHEN YOU REPLACE LIFTERS DOING BOTH SIDES ABOUT 6 HOUR JOB IN LABOR DEALERSHIP COST RANGE CLOSE TO $2000.00 OR MORE DEPENDS IF TIMING CHAINS HAS TO BE REPLACED AND CAMSHAFTS WORN OUT.
The book rate for the freeze plugs is 0.5hrs labor for the 1st & 0.04hrs for each additional. That does not include the time needed to gain access to them. I'd estimate you're looking at around 5hrs minimum for access time.
I wouldn't be able to give you a "cost" estimate as I don't know what the garage would charge you labor rate wise. I know dealerships are up over $100us an hour.
The 1998 Ford Taurus is a pretty reliable vehicle. Occasional problems on this vehicle are failure of the Camshaft Position Sensor and Actuator; Restricted EGR passages, 3.0L VIN S only; the Differential Pressure Feedback EGR (DPFE) Sensor; the Powertrain Control Module (PCM); and the Secondary Air Injection (SAI) Pump. The cost to repair the Camshaft Position Sensor and Actuator is estimated at $210.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to clean out the restricted EGR passages is estimated at $5.00 for parts and $78.00 for labor. The cost to repair the DPFE Sensor is estimated at $76.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. The cost to repair the PCM is estimated at $320.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the SAI Pump is estimated at $200.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor. Other problems on this vehicle are failure of the Transmission Range (TR) Sensor and the Door Ajar Switches. The symptoms associated with failure of the TR Sensor are loss of sound from the radio, loss of power window operation and loss of power steering operation when the car is shifted from park to reverse and/or drive. The cost to repair the TR Sensor is estimated at $40.00 for parts and $39.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Door Ajar Switches is estimated at $22.00 for parts and $45.50 for labor per door and can range from one to four doors. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax. I would advise you to have the car looked at by a trusted mechanic. With 115,000 miles on the odometer it can have some of these problems which are not severe. The money you spend to have it gone over by an expert will be money well spent.
Occasional problems on this vehicle, 4-cylinder engines only, are
failures of the Engine, Engine Vacuum Hoses and the Mass Air Flow (MAF)
Sensor. Failure of the Engine is caused because the engine oil gels.
When proper maintenance schedules for oil changes are followed, oil
gelling should not occur. Audi has issued an 8 year unlimited mileage
goodwill repair for this condition. The cost to replace the MAF Sensor
is estimated at $380.00 for parts and $60.00 for labor. The cost to
repair the Engine Vacuum Hoses is estimated at $25.00 for parts and
$65.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Engine is estimated at
$4,775.00 for parts and $845.00 for labor. The cost to replace the Mass
Air Flow Sensor is estimated at $500.00 for parts and $52.00 for labor.
All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not
include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
Occasional problems on this vehicle are failure of the Comfort Control
Module, with 4-cylinder engines only, and failure of the 4-Way Hazard
Flasher. The cost to repair the Comfort Control Module is estimated at
$290.00 for parts and $65.00 for labor. The cost to replace the 4-Way
Hazard Flasher is $31.50 for parts and $91.00 for labor. All prices are
estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include
diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.