Labor - Replacement time for Quick Struts - 2000 Concorde LXi

Discussion in 'Concorde' started by jaygreg, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. jaygreg

    jaygreg Guest

    Can someone please look up the estimated number of hours to replace
    four struts and coils with Monroe Quick Struts please.
    jaygreg, Jan 21, 2010
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    Rob Guest

    do they sell quick struts for the rear? the first gen cars only have the
    ones for the front available.

    all data shows 0.9 hours front and 1.6 for the rear, but that is time for
    each strut. also that's for a complete teardown , not quick strut
    replace..... also that's for a 96 which is the only thing i have access to.

    your mileage may vary. sorry i cant get any more accurate.
    Rob, Jan 21, 2010
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    jaygreg Guest

    Thanks for the try, Rob. I've got the car at a trade school. They're
    working on it only a few hours each afternoon; four quick struts (yes,
    they make a set for the rear) plus a left front wheel hub. The teacher
    told me the manual called for the removal of the back seat, shelf (?),
    and speakers. I didn't look it up in my service manual yet 'cause it
    doesn't give hours anyway. I just figured they know what they're
    doing. But I was surprised to hear they had to remove the seat etc to
    replace struts with a quick strut.
    jaygreg, Jan 22, 2010
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    aarcuda69062 Guest

    Front Both; 2.0 hours
    Rear Both; 2.8 hours

    Yes, the rear seat bottom and back rest have to come out, the speakers
    need to come out, the top plate mounting nuts are under the speakers.
    aarcuda69062, Jan 22, 2010
  5. jaygreg

    jaygreg Guest

    Wow! Oh well. The instructor said he wouldn't have agreed to do the
    job had he known the interior needed to be disassembled. Because he
    had his ace students work on it, they were available for only about
    2.5 hours a day. Took three days! Anyway... it's done and all seems
    fine.Car rides like new. Next stop... Firestone for four Taranza
    jaygreg, Jan 26, 2010
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    Bill Putney Guest

    Well then - the students learned a valuable lesson the hard way: Know
    the scope of the job before you quote or start it. :)
    Bill Putney, Jan 27, 2010
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    aarcuda69062 Guest


    What exactly does he think they should have for hands on activities?
    aarcuda69062, Jan 27, 2010
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    jaygreg Guest

    I don't think his discomfort was the fact that the upholstery had to
    be removed. I think he simply didn't plan for it and - running several
    classes a day with interruptions from administration and holiday
    hiccups - he saw himself getting squeezed for time. He seems to be
    very organized and even has his 3' x 5' "production schedule" screwed
    into the wall for everyone to see. It's a busy place. But ... all in
    all... everything worked out well with nothing getting dropped from
    the schedule that I could see. What's more, I was very happy to pay
    his suggested donation; $150! But I pay property taxes here too
    so... :)
    jaygreg, Jan 31, 2010
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