As I said, I had access to GM's labor hour guide. 6.5 hours to do a WP. Unless you have an '09, the turbo doesn't need to come out. They changed the oil return line on the '09 and straightened it, so the turbo does have to come off on the '09. They can slip the WP out the back between the cat and turbo. From what you're posting, it sounds like you need a cheaper car to maintain. Sell it and buy an older Wrangler. Parts are prevalent and cheap. And simple to work on.I am getting that response from a lot of people. I have the GXP so they said it takes more work/ parts because they need to take the turbo out. I am going to shop around, and call some GM dealerships to see if they can help maybe for cheaper. Someone even said he probably quoted so much because her doesn't want to do it... so maybe the GM dealer who may see it more often may be better? not sure
I am in Connecticut.
Thanks for your help
In your quest to find less expensive, call to smaller GM stores....Chevy and Buick, stay away from GMC and Cadillac. They will have higher labor hour rates. Last time I was in a Caddy dealer here in Detroit, they wanted $195/hr, Chevy in the same area wanted $155/hr. CT is a VERY expensive labor hour area. NY was over $200 IMSMC. A Jag store I was at in NY was $295/hr and that was 4 years ago. Ask them their labor hour rate when you call and how many hours they're charging for the WP. An honest dealer will tell you. Anything from 6 to 8hrs, and they're being pretty honest. Like I said, some will pad their hours for rusty/broken bolts because our cars are over 10 years old now.