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Anyone happen to know the general price a dealership would charge to run "Full Diagnostics" on my 98 Taurus?. Father suggested I have it done since we can't figure out this damn misfire(Read my other posts if you're curious). He used to work at a dealership and said they USED to charge 1 hours labor for it. Would like a general price before I take it somewhere.

Also is it actually called "Full Diagnostics" used to be called something like "60 pin Diagnostics" I think is what my dad called it. Basically want them to hook up to my car and see if they can give me the reason for the misfire ie some sensor is going bad or whatnot. Tired of throwing money into this and want it fixed before it causes major damage...
 

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I think the dealership near me charges somewhere between $90-$100 to diagnose a problem.
 

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I think the dealership near me charges somewhere between $90-$100 to diagnose a problem.
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:werd: The "diagnostic" fee.
 

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The Ford dealer I work at charges 1 hour labor, or $80. That is the standard fee (1 hour) for most places right out of the service manuals, ALLDATA, etc. A cheaper alternative is Autozone or Advance. Sometimes they will do diag for free if you buy the part to fix it from them.
 

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Got one done a few months back for $90. Mine was for a misfire as well. It was a little more than 1hr labor, I remember because they wanted to charge me $65 to install the ignition coil that was bad. I did it myself in their lot.

The Ford dealer I work at charges 1 hour labor, or $80. That is the standard fee (1 hour) for most places right out of the service manuals, ALLDATA, etc. A cheaper alternative is Autozone or Advance. Sometimes they will do diag for free if you buy the part to fix it from them. [/b]
Definitely not the same "diagnostic", they just read the codes, even if you don't buy parts. When I had a misfire, it wasnt throwing a code, so autozone wouldn't have caught it.
 

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Cool thanks alot guys. That's about the price I was figuring between 75-100 for it. Really do hope they can figure out this misfire for me.
 

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Cool thanks alot guys. That's about the price I was figuring between 75-100 for it. Really do hope they can figure out this misfire for me.
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They'll figure it out...dealership mechanics have a slew of resources at their disposal. They rarely throw their hands up and shrug their shoulders at a problem with one of their cars. I wouldn't pay them til they do though...but that goes for saying about any service related business transaction.
 

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Roughly $100 for Ford dealers in my area.
 
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