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Old 09-01-2010, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cost for tune up/engine coil replacement??

Hey guys, I have an 03 mazda 6s and it's been misfiring pretty badly. My mechanic diagnosed it as a misfire on the 5th cylinder which needs the coil replaced and he also recommended a full tune up since it is high mileage. He quoted me $430 to do the work which sounds high. I asked him about it (honest guy) and he said that is is very labor intensive to get in there....so, for the mechanical guys, is a 2003 Mazda6s a difficult engine to service?

My car seems solid outside of this and I need to get the work done but just want to make sure the price is "within reason".

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Hey guys, I have an 03 mazda 6s and it's been misfiring pretty badly. My mechanic diagnosed it as a misfire on the 5th cylinder which needs the coil replaced and he also recommended a full tune up since it is high mileage. He quoted me $430 to do the work which sounds high. I asked him about it (honest guy) and he said that is is very labor intensive to get in there....so, for the mechanical guys, is a 2003 Mazda6s a difficult engine to service?

My car seems solid outside of this and I need to get the work done but just want to make sure the price is "within reason".

THANKS.
Can you list what all is included with his "full tune-up". That will help determine if the $430 price tag is reasonable. It is a bit more work than usual to get to the back 3 spark plugs. Also, DON'T drive your car if the engine keeps misfiring. Read around the forum and you will see you are going to ruin your pre-cats, which will ruin your engine, and it will happen quick. Whatever you do, you need to get it fixed right away.
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Old 12-13-2010, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have an 03 mazda 6s and it's been misfiring pretty badly. My mechanic diagnosed it as a misfire on the 5th cylinder which needs the coil replaced and he also recommended a full tune up since it is high mileage. He quoted me $430 to do the work which sounds high. I asked him about it (honest guy) and he said that is is very labor intensive to get in there....so, for the mechanical guys, is a 2003 Mazda6s a difficult engine to service?

My car seems solid outside of this and I need to get the work done but just want to make sure the price is "within reason".

THANKS.
i think it wont cost you that much for a coil replacement. i calculated it using Auto repair estimate tool and it automatically give you the result. try it.
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Coil #5 is the front bank center coil

I can literally change it in less than 1 min......... with a blindfold. It might take me 2mins if I had hooks for hands and a lazy eye.
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Coil #5 is the front bank center coil

I can literally change it in less than 1 min......... with a blindfold. It might take me 2mins if I had hooks for hands and a lazy eye.

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