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Installing subframe need to know price of installing subframe and removing my old one

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  • Bambenek Auto LLC
    Bambenek Auto LLC Apr 15, 2014

    Hi Julie Young, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Are you looking for parts also or just the labor time for R&R subframe. Why are you replacing the subframe. And is your subframe you are talking about the engine/transmission support?

  • Bambenek Auto LLC
    Bambenek Auto LLC Apr 15, 2014

    I just want to make sure you get the correct answer from me. Thanks.

  • Julie Young
    Julie Young Apr 18, 2014

    I purchased a salvaged frame with no rust. Just need to know the cost of removing the old one and installing the new one.

  • Bambenek Auto LLC
    Bambenek Auto LLC Apr 18, 2014

    The cost is going to be labor and will vary among repair shops. If the repair shop has the proper equipment, in real time should not take more than 2 hours, book time will be slightly higher, 3.8 hrs by Mitchell Labor Guide. So you just need to multiply by the shops shop rate, In our shop its $60/hr, so we would charge you $120.00 labor. Some shops don't like putting in customer parts and charge much higher - so beware of that. And in some cases parts get broken because they are rusted and need to be replaced. I would suspect you will have to install new Sway Links, since its common for them to break upon removal, they are inexpensive - around $10-$20 which would include both sides. Hope this helps.......Pete

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The cost is going to be labor and will vary among repair shops. If the repair shop has the proper equipment, in real time should not take more than 2 hours, book time will be slightly higher, 3.8 hrs by Mitchell Labor Guide. So you just need to multiply by the shops shop rate, In our shop its $60/hr, so we would charge you $120.00 labor. Some shops don't like putting in customer parts and charge much higher - so beware of that. And in some cases parts get broken because they are rusted and need to be replaced. I would suspect you will have to install new Sway Links, since its common for them to break upon removal, they are inexpensive - around $10-$20 which would include both sides. Hope this helps.......Pete

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The power rack and pinion steering gear is serviced as a power steering short rack (3L547). The front wheel spindle tie rods (3280) and tie rod ends (3A130) are serviced individually. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Section 11-02: Steering System, Power 1997 Windstar Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Tie Rod End Steering Gear Installed
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11-02: Steering System, Power 1997 Windstar Workshop Manual
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