My hubby's 2005 F150 (automatic, 2 wheel drive) needs a new flexplate. Is there anywhere you can look up what the normal price for that kind of work is? Googling flexplate/flywheel replacements in general has listed prices between $250-500 but those prices are 5ish years old and not the exact same model as our truck. The mechanic asked initially quoted $500-700, which was higher but still (barely) doable. However after my hubby had them take a look at it they said it would be over $1000, which is currently NOT doable and seems a bit far out of range of the $250-500 prices we've seen mentioned online.
Does anyone have any idea what the labor price should be, reasonably?
And does anyone know a good mechanic that can do it in the Raleigh NC area? My hubby called several local places but only ONE picked up the phone ( the +1000 USD guy).