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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago

My mechanic told me I need to replace my muffler bearings, and it's going to cost me $250 dollars....?

Is this a fair price to pay?

Update:

LOL Magz!

Update 2:

Aww the people in Cars are surprisingly nice. :o) hehe

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    I haven't heard that one in years. Ah, what happened to the old Kanootin Valve?

    And making prank calls to parts stores asking for radiator hoses for VW Beetles?

  • Laura
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    There are no bearings in the muffler. That used to be an old joke. Tell the mechanic that you can use "2 feet of water line" instead of the muffler bearings. This guy was either joking, or he is trying to rip you off. Take the car somewhere else and get another "real" opinion.

  • Sam
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Get a second opinion in a reputed garage. This cost seems to be on the higher side. BTW, what is a muffler bearing? Also, what is the make of the car? I am hearing this for the first time in my life!

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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200610...

  • 1 decade ago

    ROFL, sorry but don't ever go to that mechanic again, hes ABSOLUTLY ripping u off, mufflers don't have bearing, and they never willl, all a muffler is, is a bunch of little walls inside a container, nothing inside moves.

    and 250 bucks for a WHOLE NEW MUFFLER is expensive, u could get a whole new exhaust system for that price.

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  • 1 decade ago

    This ranks right up there with looking for a bucket of prop wash...Your mech is pulling your chain...(FYI - a muffler is an acoustic device and does not have bearings.)...Ask him to show you where a muffler bearing is in the parts catalog.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Muffler Bearings or Muffler Gaskets? Sweetheart there are NO muffler Bearings in any vehicle. There are however Gaskets that are used to connect the exhaust pipe to the exhaust manifold. Please watch out.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Hey just make sure they check the 710 cap as well. I have heard that many mechanics have neglected doing this.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    UNLESS U have an Airplane engine in your car - eye [wood] pass !! ANYWAY they are called Muffler Bushings !! 2 b exact !!

  • 1 decade ago

    Be sure to get him to look at the Flux Capacitor too!

    haha, that 'mechanic' has no business being near ANY machine, period, Be sure to kick him in the crotch too!

    Source(s): he deserves a kick to the crotch!
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just make sure you request the lube job before they insert the shaft. You don't want to damage anything in the undercarriage.

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