Reasonable price to replace fuel filter on 2000 Chrysler Cirrus

Discussion in 'Cirrus' started by kmath50, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. kmath50

    kmath50 Guest

    I recently had the fuel filter in my 2000 Cirrus changed by a local
    Tunex shop. The cost was $136 with a NAPA / Wix filter.

    I was surprised that the labor was 1.5 hours. A post by a Chrysler
    tech on this NG, noted that it could be done in about 20 minutes if
    the vehicle is on a hoist.

    Are there any other shops that could do it for less, or is 1.5 hours
    pretty much the going flat rate?

    I was thinking of having Jiffy Lube do it, but decided against it
    after the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles caught three different Jiffy
    Lube shops not doing the work that had been paid for.

    kmath50, Aug 13, 2007
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    maxpower Guest

    The rear seat must come out and the fuel tank dropped to replace the fuel
    filter for this vehicle. Having Jiffy lube do something like this is as bad
    as purchasing a Haynes Manual to tell you how to do it yourself.

    Glenn Beasley
    Chrysler Tech
    maxpower, Aug 14, 2007
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    Bill Putney Guest

    Glenn - That was uncaring! LOL!

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with the letter 'x')
    Bill Putney, Aug 14, 2007
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    Bob AZ Guest


    A curiosity thing but how long does this take?

    Bob AZ
    Bob AZ, Aug 14, 2007
  5. kmath50

    kmath50 Guest

    According to a Chrysler tech that I communicated with, it can be done
    in 20 minutes with the vehicle on a hoist. The left tank strap has to
    be loosened, and the left front corner of the tank lowered. As Glenn
    said, the rear seat cushion needs to be removed, and the wiring
    lowered through the floor in order to lower the tank enough to remove
    the filter.

    I tried to do the one on my 1998 Stratus a few years back, but could
    not get the quick release connectors undone. I ended up taking it to a
    shop. They charged $100, plus the cost of a NAPA / Wix filter. The
    Purolator one that I had purchased could not be used as the hoses were
    too stiff to move the connectors into place, once the filter was

    kmath50, Aug 14, 2007
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    ks Guest

    The question is not how long the repair takes but how much time the "book"
    says to bill.

    ks, Aug 15, 2007
  7. Of course you can always just cut off the quick release connectors and use
    hose clamps like everyone else does. ;-)

    Ted Mittelstaedt, Aug 15, 2007
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