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Cost Question? Rear Coil Spring on 2007 Rav 4

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Jun 10, 2015
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Cost Question? Rear Coil Spring on 2007 Rav 4

Hi everyone.

I have a 2007 Rav4 and I went in to get brakes done and the mechanic mentioned the rear left coil spring is broken into 2 pieces and needs replacing. He quoted me roughly $350 but needs to confirm cost on parts. I was wondering if this is a reasonable price or if I should go get a few more quotes. I'm not in exactly rush per se as I live downtown and the car sits in the parking lot for 30 of the 31 days in the month.

All your opinions are valuable!

Thanks team.
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Feb 11, 2007
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Oakville
You can probably get it from a wrecker for $50 and DIY install it. But paying a mechanic less than $300 for a new spring seems unlikely.
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Brampton
If it's the Toyota stock spring that's reasonable.

Toyota's Price on the spring is like $200-250 book (Stupidly overpriced). Cost is like 100-175 IIRC (still stupidly overpriced compared to 3rd party). So he's charging an 1-1.5 hours and book cost on this job.

Personally I'd replace both rear springs and struts with KYB, Moog or Monroe parts and the IIRC the End links.

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