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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old April 28th, 2004, 19:58   #1
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Does anyone know what a dealer cost for replacing a MAF sensor on a 2000 Jetta TDI, with 82,000 mi., should be?
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Old April 28th, 2004, 21:24   #2
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I think they charge close to $585, depending on the dealer and what part of the country you are located. If I needed to purchase one from my local dealer I could get it for about $365. It appears as if VW is stiffing the dealers also.

If you need one, consider ordering from tdiparts, or from the For Sale section on this site. I think a standard Bosch runs about $150, and the Peirburg replacement around $80. Some purists like the Bosch, I would argue most couldn't tell the difference when using a Peirburg. The choice is yours.

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Old April 28th, 2004, 21:48   #3
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pierburg is fine with my redrotor b.216. min smoke only between shift
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Old April 28th, 2004, 22:01   #4
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If I were in your situation, I would drive with the MAF sensor disconnected until my $80 Pierburg sensor arrived. I would NOT buy a replacement from a VW dealer.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 10:48   #5
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Thanks, for the response everyone. I have a dealer Karen Radley VW in Woodbridge, VA asking $668.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 11:25   #6
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Check this site:

Automecanix.com

183$ CA for a new OE MAF sensor. Waranty 1 years.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 11:33   #7
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Does anyone know what a dealer cost for replacing a MAF sensor on a 2000 Jetta TDI, with 82,000 mi., should be?

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dealer cost is 20% below 356.00. that's for vw part no.: 06a 906 461, bosch no.: 0280 217 121
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Old April 29th, 2004, 11:44   #8
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Thanks, for the response everyone. I have a dealer Karen Radley VW in Woodbridge, VA asking $668.

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I'd be telling them "Are you out of your F*cking Mind !?!"

There are places that you can find an acceptable replacement for less that one quarter of that cost. Look around on the board...
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Old April 29th, 2004, 11:52   #9
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dealer cost is 20% below 356.00. that's for vw part no.: 06a 906 461, bosch no.: 0280 217 121


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1stvwparts.com sells parts for 25% below list... so dealer cost is below that. I would suspect that they pay 50%-60% of list.

My local dealer sell parts for MORE than list price, but not to me.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 14:15   #10
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You know, I asked my parts guy (who's got many years working in dealerships, including VW) and he says that it is pretty much SOP that the dealership pays 25% below retail (you're right, its 25% below retail, not 20). He claimed that people who claim that the dealer pays some ridiculously low amount for parts is high. His words, not mine [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] Any way, hopefully all the information posted was helpful.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 14:16   #11
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My local dealer sell parts for MORE than list price, but not to me.

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forgot this last part...he also said that it is SOP for dealerships to SELL at 5% over list.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 18:19   #12
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You can also buy the 2.0 gas engine MAF at the dealer for under $100. You may need to give them the VIN of a 2.0 vehicle you find in the dealership's lot before they give it to you, though.
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Old April 29th, 2004, 19:04   #13
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Spoke with my dealer today, as a matter of fact. He said around $450. Also said over $650 to replace the timing belt. I looked at the instructions on the timing belt on this site... looks kinda scary for me to do myself.
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Old April 30th, 2004, 05:41   #14
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Like I pointed out 1stvwparts.com (VW dealer in WA state) sells parts @ 25% off MSRP. I know they are not doing this for good will, so the dealer cost must be less than that!

Somtimes the local dealers markup is more than 5%, even 100% on small items. The other dealer reasonably close sell parts @ MSRP.
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Old April 30th, 2004, 07:26   #15
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There is not "set porfit margin" on VW parts at the dealer, like 20% or 50%, each part has a different mark up, some small parts might be marked up 100% over cost while larger more expensive stuff like a reman engine is only 25-35%, you can see the differnce in the wholesale prices too, some discounts over retail prices are quite good while other parts have a very small discount. I would think on a MAF the dealer is getting around 25% on wholesale and 40%on retail...just a rough guess based on experience working there in the past.
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