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Dealer cost to replace Spark Plugs on 05?

Was going to change them myself ....but wimped out when I realized you have to take the upper section of the intake manifold off in order to get at the passenger side plugs.

How much should I expect to pay at the dealer?

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$600 I was told by dealer.
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I'll answer my own question. Blew a rear axel seal so I had to take my truck to the dealer for repair asked them about the plugs while I was their.

Spark plug change = $430. $60 for plugs 370 labor.
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Dang that is a lot for labor. It only takes 1hr at most to take the upper intake manifold off.

Atleast the job is done and you should be good to go for another 100k.

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Whats your mileage? It's not really that hard once you do it. It does take a little while but it's not too bad. Moving the plenum out of the way is the hardest part.

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Our shop charges 2 hrs. for 4.0 V-6 tuneup. It seems 2-2.5hrs is/should be the going rate. It also depends on the labor rate, $ per hr. of the shop.

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Whats your mileage? It's not really that hard once you do it. It does take a little while but it's not too bad. Moving the plenum out of the way is the hardest part.
80k and change. I never have a problem getting something apart.... It's putting it back to together that scares me...especially those intake gaskets. I just know how I am....when thing don't go exactly as planned I get pissed and end up screwing something up.
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Our shop charges 2 hrs. for 4.0 V-6 tuneup. It seems 2-2.5hrs is/should be the going rate. It also depends on the labor rate, $ per hr. of the shop.
Dear god please tell me your shop doesn't still use the term "tuneup"

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Dear god please tell me your shop doesn't still use the term "tuneup"
OMG, this reminds me of when I used to work at a Nissan dealer. A guy came in for a "tune up." He wigged out when said tune up was only slapping in a new set of spark plugs. We had to placate him with a new air filter for free.
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lol @ tune ups

i would imagine pulling the upper intake is probably a 2-2.5 hr labor op as stated above which is why they are charging so much. it's pretty easy to do by one's self if you have the right tools. also, our plugs are rated for 105k miles. i honestly was planning on doing mine at 80k too but i recently changed the plugs on a truck with similar plugs to ours at 103k miles (recommended interval was 100k) and they looked brand new. probably would have lasted a lot longer. i'd say going to at least 100k miles on the plugs is conservative. you other mechanics agree?

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