Spark Plug Replacement Estimate for Volvo 242

Volvo 242 Spark Plug Replacement costs $74 on average. Following is a breakdown of the labor and parts estimates.

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1983 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementYourMechanic Price$73.59Shop/Dealer Price$89.01 - $102.59
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.3LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementYourMechanic Price$73.52Shop/Dealer Price$88.99 - $102.58
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeSpark Plug ReplacementYourMechanic Price$73.52Shop/Dealer Price$88.95 - $102.50
1983 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeSpark Plug ReplacementYourMechanic Price$73.52Shop/Dealer Price$88.97 - $102.53
1984 Volvo 242L4-2.1L TurboService typeSpark Plug ReplacementYourMechanic Price$73.59Shop/Dealer Price$89.02 - $102.61
1982 Volvo 242L4-2.1LService typeSpark Plug ReplacementYourMechanic Price$73.59Shop/Dealer Price$89.00 - $102.58
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Robert showed up for the 4 p.m. appointment today to look at my 2004 Volvo XC90. He was courteous, and tried his best to evaluate the problem. A foreign vehicle is very hard to disagnose, and I believe that after my experience with both Robert and another car mechanic at a different shop (who looked at the Volvo as well and did not charge us for diagnoses, since he could not figure out the problem) that it takes a Volvo specialist to evalute and to accurately diagnize the problem with this vehicle. Robert made a couple of guesses, however, he did not know exactly what the problem was. He told me that the car needed to be placed on a jack high in the air to completely diagnose the problem. He said I needed to take the car to a Kaufman tire to get a complete diagnoses while the car was on a jack high up in the air. He told me it would take 2 people to diagnose the problem. Robert tried his best, however your company did not have the resouses & equipment to accurately diagnose the problem (jack lift) according to Robert. Also Robert said it would take two people to diagnose the problem as well. I am going to take the Volvo to someone who works with Volvo's to accuratley diagnose the problem. I am confident that you will refund the $70 charge that you charged my credit card since Robert told me he was not able to accuretly diagnose the problem. Thank you. Rich Whitmer 404-379-1625
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All about Spark Plug Replacement

The spark plugs are an important part of the ignition system. When you turn the ignition key (car's key) on, it causes the ignition coil to generate the spark which ignites the air-fuel mixture in the engine cylinders to start the engine. The number of spark plugs in the car is the same as the number of cylinders, although some vehicle manufacturers will use two spark plugs per cylinder. Over time, the spark plugs wear out and require replacement. When the spark plugs wear out, it is harder for it the air-fuel mixture to ignite, resulting in engine misfires. If one of the spark plugs has failed, the car will still start and run, but it will run poorly. On some vehicles, spark plug replacement may be labor intensive and involve removal of the intake plenum.

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