Base Sedan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)
|Ratings Key||Minimal Problems||Moderate Problems||Significant Problems|
Periodic problems on this vehicle are failures of the Timing Belt and the Idle Speed Control Motor. Failure of the Timing Belt applies to (3.0L DOHC V6 engines) only. Failure of the Timing Belt may prevent the vehicle from starting. If the Timing Belt breaks while driving, the Engine Valves are usually damaged.
The cost to repair the Timing Belt is estimated at $150.00 for parts and $370.50 for labor. The cost to repair the Engine Valves is estimated at $398.00 for parts and $1,170.00 for labor. The cost to repair the Idle Speed Control Motor is estimated at $250.00 for parts and $32.50 for labor. All prices are estimates based on $65 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
|Transmission & Driveline|
|Steering & Suspension|
|Heating & Air Conditioning||
This vehicle was originally charged with R-12 refrigerant which is no longer being manufactured.
The refrigerant is still available, but it is very expensive ($25.00-$50.00 per pound, 2-5 pounds per vehicle). Conversion to the new R-134A refrigerant is possible, at an average cost of about $100-$250 parts and labor. All prices are estimates based on $65.00 per flat rate hour and do not include diagnostic time or any applicable sales tax.
|Starting & Charging|
|Overall||4 out of 5|