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So I've been doing a little preliminary searching for who has the best price for me to have my shocks/struts replaced. Best price I came up with so far was at Firestone, front and back installed for $599.97. Thats with a 20% off coupon from the entertainment book. Good?.....Bad?
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What kind of shocks will they be installing?

The acutal part costs should be:

~ $50.00 for each rear shock [basic stock replacement, non-Bilstien]
~$75.00 for each front shock / strut

That's about $250.00 in parts.
Labor should take about 2 hours in a shop @ ~$100.00

So you should be looking in the upper $400.00 dollar range for a honest quote. Possibly more if there are other shop charges.. $600.00 is pushing it for me.
 

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Holy smokes. I'm in the wrong business. I would call your local parts store and get a rough idea how much the parts really cost in your area. I think it was midas that used to charge a flat fee of $20 for installation of a shock and $50 for installation of a strut. That may have changed though.

I've never worked on an escape so i'm not sure if the vehicle requires an alignment after replacing the struts.

Hope you can save a little money.
 

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Hey guys, thanks for the quick responces! So far I did a quick price check on prices through Advance Auto Parts....looks like Monroe brand shocks are $81.99 a piece for the front, and rear Monroe struts are $43.89 a piece. Grand total for parts.....$251.76.....subtract that from my original estimate of $599.....$347.24 in labor. Something is askew.....Next stop is to call Monroe. I'll let you know how that turns out.

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I've never worked on an escape so i'm not sure if the vehicle requires an alignment after replacing the struts.
The guy said nothing about an alignment, only the replacement of the shocks and struts. Assuming a four wheel alignment is average of $100, that still leaves $247.24 in "mystery labor". Good point though, I'm going to ask Monroe exactly what they will be doing, and what they will be doing it with.
 
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