Is this reasonable? Wiper "transmission" and left passenger door lock s80 1999

Discussion in 'Volvo S80' started by Bill from, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. Took the car in for a quote at an import repair shop (not Volvo).
    Their quote to repair the "Wiper Motor transmission?" was $841. To fix
    the left passenger door lock (it won't unlock with the remote; only
    manually) was $450.00. These just see high enough to be obscene.
    Anyone with any recommendations? We're likely going to take it to a
    different shop tomorrow.

    Bill - Charlotte home foreclosures
    Bill from, Dec 5, 2006
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  2. Bill from

    sjoblom1 Guest

    Not reasonable, but Volvo parts are sometimes exspensive, find a Volvo
    specialty shop, usually a factory trained tech. has started his own
    business and let him know you need him for the long term, also ask about
    used parts for the repair.
    sjoblom1, Dec 5, 2006
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    Peete Guest

    Door lock: I have changed 3 of them (Volvo parts) on my 1998 S70 for less
    then they are quoting you for one. (repairs and
    maintenance) will show you how to do it. If one has given up already, you
    can rest assured the other ones will do the same in the not so distant
    Peete, Dec 6, 2006
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    Mr. V Guest

    For sure, keep looking.

    Seek a small shop that specializes in old Volvos: they're out there.

    The wiper transmission could be a real bear to repair, as it is
    waaaaaay under the dash, inaccessible, and would seem to require a lot
    of stuff be removed to access it.
    Mr. V, Dec 6, 2006
    John Robertson, Dec 7, 2006
  6. When will it all stop? It seems like this car has need for one repair
    after the other. Maybe it's just a car that always wants someone
    TOUCHING it. Is there any way to keep the thing from imploding?

    Bill from, Dec 21, 2006
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    JRE Guest


    Sometimes expensive? I've been working on BMWs and the Volvo parts
    department left me with a surreal sense of sticker shock. e.g., $254
    for a blower motor! I took it apart, oiled it, and put it back in just
    this morning. Nice and quiet now. Here's hoping I don't need to do it
    more than once a year. (Yes, Virginia, the Bimmer parts are less
    expensive. Much.)


    (Recently acquired a '95 850.)
    JRE, Dec 21, 2006
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