235$ for puller replacement?

a mechanic quotes me 235$ to replace one of the pulleys but he didnt tell me which one, is this price too high

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Experienced mechanics share their insights in answering this question :
Hi there. It really depends on what pulley you are referring to that will determine whether or not it’s a good deal. For example, a water pump pulley would be rather simple to replace, without too many hours of labor to replace. However, a serpentine belt pulley or AC pulley requires disassembly of the entire belt system. For that type of repair, a price estimate of $250 to have a local mechanic complete that service is reasonable.

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Engine: 5.7-liter Magnum Hemi V-8. Transmission:Five-speed manual; five-speed automatic (optional). Power/torque:345 horsepower/375 foot-pounds.
2005 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Value – $1,604-$19,042 | Edmunds.
Multiple 2005 Dodge Magnum owners have reported that the car`s 5.7L Hemi engine frequently stalls after refueling. One NHTSA report from February of 2020 maintains that this issue occurs every time the car receives a full tank of gas.
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With power going to the rear wheels, the Challenger R/T 5.7 Hemi can sprint from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 4.8 to 5.0 seconds, depending on whether it is equipped with the eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual. The quarter-mile blazes by in 13.6 seconds at 103.6 mph (166.7 km/h).

Says Lee: “Everything else, in terms of the valvetrain arrangement, the shape of the chamber, is in fact a true Hemi. It`s not as huge as the old Hemi, of course.” At 345 hp, the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 has 100 more hp than the 5.9-liter Magnum V-8.
A properly maintained 2005 Ram 1500 series should last around 250,000 miles, about 100,000 miles shorter than a top competitor like the Tundra. Regular annual maintenance costs are expensive, according to Repair Pal at $495 per year.
Here are the Dodge RAM 1500 years to avoid: 2003, 2010-2013 (5.7-liter V8), 2014, 2015, 2016.
Is the Dodge 5.7 Hemi a good motor? The Dodge 5.7L Hemi is known to be a very good motor and is one of the best engines that Dodge has ever made. These engines have been in production since 2003 and have had only ever had one major revision to the engine in 2009.
The word “hemi” is a shortening of the word “hemispherical,” and as it relates to engines, means a type of engine that has a hemispherically shaped combustion chamber. It`s the same thing that is meant in geography when referencing the Earth, which is split into two hemispheres, north and south.
The 5.7 Hemi engine can only run on synthetic oil.

This is because high-performance engines can only use synthetic oils, which are optimal for their efficiency. In addition, their viscosity is a key factor in determining whether or not an oil is compatible with a given engine type.

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Some Ram trucks run well with 10W-30, while others run better with 5W-20 or 5W-30.

So that begs the question, “just how powerful is a 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine?” There`s more than one 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine available; the gas-only 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine and the 5.7L HEMI® V-8 engine with eTorque mild hybrid technology. Both develop a hearty 395 horsepower output.
The Toyota 5.7 V8 is one of the best engines that can be found in a full-size pickup truck or SUV. Toyota has used it for the last 14 years for good reason: It offers both reliability and great performance figures. This engine`s only real drawback is its lack of fuel efficiency.
The horsepower you get from your 2023 Ram 1500 depends on your chosen engine. The 3.6-liter PentaStar® engine delivers 305 horsepower. Choose the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine for 395 horsepower. The Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 engine offers 702 horsepower but only comes on the TRX trim.
How many spark plugs are there in a Hemi V8? All modern Chrysler Hemi engines use two spark plugs per cylinder for a total of 16 spark plugs. This includes engines built in 2003 and later, ranging from the 5.7 liter to the 6.2 liter Hellcat engine.
The horsepower you get from your 2023 Ram 1500 depends on your chosen engine. The 3.6-liter PentaStar® engine delivers 305 horsepower. Choose the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine for 395 horsepower. The Supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® V-8 engine offers 702 horsepower but only comes on the TRX trim.
The factory rods are powdered metal with a cracked cap design and can handle about 650 hp. If you`re getting forged pistons, upgrade to Forged Connecting Rods at the same time. The OE cast crankshaft can handle about 650 hp and 7,000 rpm (for a limited time).
Power Numbers: Turbo 5.7L Hemi

Adding 8 psi of boost upped the power numbers to 571 hp and 619 lb-ft, while 10.4 psi pushed them to 627 hp and 688 lb-ft.

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Do i need to replace the receiver drier and/or the expansion valve when replacing the condenser assembly?
ANSWER : Replacing the system drier is absolutely essential. If the system has been open to the atmosphere (due to the leak in the condenser), the desiccant in the drier has been fully saturated with moisture. As far as the expansion valve, replacement is not normally implicated in a leak repair, in your case a leak in the condenser. To justify replacing the expansion valve, there would have to have been a diagnostic performed which proved a fault. If no diagnostic was performed, and there is no evidence of a fault, then it is pointless to replace the valve. But, again, drier replacement is absolutely essential. To add the drier to your order, you can simply add a note to the mechanic in your order and/or add it as a service (you will see a link that you can click on to "add services" or write in specific services). If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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Check Engine light comes on, mechanic replaced o2 sensor but light still comes on.
ANSWER : Hi there:

If the mechanic completed the O2 sensor replacement, reset the codes and the error code was triggered again, it is possible that the catalytic converter is damaged and needs to be replaced. However, it’s also very common for the electrical harnesses that power these sensors to become frayed, damaged or faulty; which can also trigger the check engine light. It’s not advisable to drive a vehicle with a damaged catalytic converter for extended periods of time, as it can cause damage to internal engine components.

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Do I need to replace timing belt again of replacing water pump?
ANSWER : The water pump and timing belt should be replaced as a set if the coolant leaked on the belt. The coolant leaking on it will damage the belt.

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Does the whole steering column need to be replaced in order to replace a fried steering column module?
ANSWER : I would ask the mechanic for the exact part number of the electronic component that he believes has failed. Or, at least have him "name" the part and indicate where in the column assembly the part resides. The steering column is made up of many parts, most of which are separately serviceable. As discussed below, limp mode (reduced power) has many, many causes. Consequently I would also ask the mechanic to explain to you EXACTLY how he arrived at his diagnosis and ALSO have him show you the exact test results, on a diagnostic tool, multi-meter, or scope, that has led him to conclude that the particular "module" has to be replaced. With no evidence and no intelligible confirmation you would be taking a risk.

YourMechanic does offer a reduced power (limp mode) diagnostic. If you request a reduced engine power diagnostic the responding certified mechanic will give you confirmation of the cause of the issue in your case. Typically, a vehicle’s powertrain control module (PCM) will have stored one or more diagnostic trouble codes that will identify the "general area" in which the fault lies in the engine management controls. Although the throttle control system is a common trouble area with reduced power, there are quite a few other components and systems that could come into play and, of course, there is always the possibility of multiple, or "coincident", faults. Here are some of the possibilities that YourMechanic dispatched technicians would consider:

Defective throttle position (TP) sensor
Defective oxygen sensor
Defective accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor
Loose or damaged wiring
Defective throttle body
Defective powertrain control module (PCM) (not typical; ONLY if a long, long list of other possibilities is ruled out)
Any fault/error that will affect drivability function
Any fault/error that will affect vehicle performance
A fault/error in the emissions system
A fault/error in the throttle control system
A fault/error in the transmission control system

If you request the recommended diagnostic the mechanic will get this resolved for you. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

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Code P0011 problems
ANSWER : Hi there. P0011 is the OBD-II generic code indicating the engine control module (ECM) has determined that the bank 1 intake camshaft is more advanced than what the ECM has commanded it be. This over-advanced condition could be during advancing or retarding of the camshaft timing. I would recommend reading this article as it will provide you with details as to what typically causes this code to trigger, and possible solutions.

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When replacing ball joints can you just replace the ball joints or do you have to replace the whole control arm?
ANSWER : The ball joint on this vehicle can be replaced separately from the lower control arm. However, on this vehicle it is also a known problem where the ball joint becomes loose inside the mounting in the lower control arm and will not hold tight any longer. This will require the entire lower control arm to be replaced. [https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/control-arm-assembly-replacement]

In order to know if just the ball joint or the whole complete lower control arm needs replaced, the lower ball joint will need to be disconnected from the steering knuckle and checked to see if it fits tight in the lower control arm. If it is loose, then replace control arm. If it fits tight then you will need to remove the ball joint from control arm and see if a new ball joint will fit tight in the control arm or control arm still will need to be replaced. This is why you were advised to replace the whole control arm.

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When replacing the AC Compressor, do I need to replace both expansion valves as well or just the front
ANSWER : Hi there. Anytime you replace major air conditioning system components like the AC compressor, it’s recommended to purchase all supporting hardware and replace it at the same time. AC works as a series of individual components working efficiently together to create cool air that flows into your cabin. As such, if you’re replacing the front expansion valve, it’s a good idea to replace the rear at the same time. This increases overall efficiency of the system, reduces the potential of small component failure and allows the parts you replaced to last longer.

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I have a p0171 code on my ford ranger 2.5 and have replaced fuel filter maf sensor, iac sensor, fixed vacuum leaks, replaced fuel
ANSWER : Hello there. You might to read this article about the P0171 OBD-II trouble code; as it will give you ideas on causes and possible solutions.

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