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Oxygen sensor needs to be replaced

My local garage wants to charge me $167+ for a replacement oxygen sensor for my 1996 Nissan Sentra GXE. The prices I saw for this part online ranged from approx. $30-$70. Is there justification for them charging me so much? Thanks.

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  • jwin101 Apr 13, 2009

    Thank you for your comments. The place that wanted to charge me $157 did not diagnose the problem, therefore there would have been no extra charge for time/labor. I appreciate the feedback, though. I think I will purchase it on line myself.

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That was a cheap repair if the are the ones that diagnosed the problem, it takes time to decide what the problem is. time is money. Also they always mark up parts prices, it is standard practice, in a dealer it is 100%

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No there is no reason these places charge so much that is why i do all of the repair on my car myself what i would do it get the part and change it myself may sure the car is cool and look for it on the exhaust for the most part its on the exhaust pipe coming down from the engine and it looks like a big sparkplug

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    edgar walker Apr 13, 2009

    i am glad i was able to help you.

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