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Car stalled. check engine light on. check oil light on Temp gauge in is maxed out at hot. will crank over but not start. I let it cool. it started but ran rough for 30 seconds then smoothed out. temp stayed just above half. took it to the nearest auto/muffler shop. they said it was head gasket was leaking. I had it towed to dealer. they said it was a thermostat. and want $85 for the thermostat and 1.5 hrs labor. This seems to high to me. However it is a 2006 Suzuki Reno 4 dr. - and I know from having previously looked for parts for my car that parts are hard to find ( sometimes available only from Suzuki itself) ) and the car is small and hard to work on because the engine compartment is very compact. But 1.5 hrs labor seems high.

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  • physicsgeekn Jul 29, 2008

    I had them go ahead and replace the thermostat.
    Dealer called me and my car is ready. I will drive it this evening and see how it goes.


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1.5 hours is standard for a thermostat. The least they would tell you is an hour which they won't even do that obviously. I would give that a try then see from there. It sounds like it could be the thermostat though it sounds like you could have blown the head gasket by overheating it if it maxed out hot while you were running and all those lights came on.
Hope this helps and if you have a moment to accept and and rate it accordingly I would appreciate it.
Thanks
Lee

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    Lee A. Jul 29, 2008

    Good to hear, please do let me know how it goes.
    Thanks again,
    Lee


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