I"ve been advised by infiniti dealer that I need 3 heater hoses replaced and this will cost $700.00 also replace coolant (not included in price) am I being ripped off?

Asked by Jun 06, 2017 at 09:38 PM about the 2008 INFINITI G35 Journey Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

810

That's expensive. Which hoses do the say are about to bust. The hoses have plastic couplers built in to hose that attach to plastic piping. Usually there is nothing wrong with the hoses. The plastic piping and couplers are what busts. You can actually remove couplers from hoses and go get a couple of brass tees to reattach hoses with clamps

2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

Great answer, thanks. Finding a good, honest mechanic that will check this is another story .I was told it's hard to get to and I can't do this myself. Thanks again!

810

You are very welcome.

Just wanted to add, they said they were heater hoses & a connector. We can't see them looking under the hood they can only be seen under the car taking the cover off. My husband couldn't see any moisture. The other hoses ( radiator etc) look good though. My G35 has 100,00 miles on it...does this still sound feasible to you??

810

They are hard to see. Some models are half way down on firewall and others were at bottom. Probably yours is at bottom. I would just look at the plastic connectors and like. If hoses aren't swollen. You don't have to replace them. If you do see any sign of coolant leaking on them. Go ahead and replace. You can get them at local part stores. Dealers are bad about pushing recommended replacement parts in mileage intervals. Even if it doesn't need it. Is it losing coolant at all or look low.

I see this is an old post but hopefully someone is still out there. My 2009 G37 with 135K on it overheated yesterday and died on the highway. The infinii people said all of my hoses are bad ("Ive never seen anything like this!") - some burst and others are leaking. Its so bad that they have to replace them all before they can even run diagnostics. Because there are several and they are difficult to reach, it will be like $1500 - thats before knowing if its the thermostat or radiator or what. How badly am I being ripped off? FYI this is in California

Your Answer:

G35

Looking for a Used G35 in your area?

CarGurus has 2,235 nationwide G35 listings starting at $500.

ZIP:

INFINITI G35 Experts

  • #1
    CelesterJ
    Reputation
    1,250
  • #2
    infinitibob
    Reputation
    900
  • #3
    Bill Whitesel
    Reputation
    810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used INFINITI G37
99 Great Deals out of 2,804 listings starting at $5,384
Used Nissan 350Z
22 Great Deals out of 905 listings starting at $3,500
Used BMW 3 Series
973 Great Deals out of 29,266 listings starting at $950
Used Ford Mustang
359 Great Deals out of 38,491 listings starting at $1,995
Used Acura TL
83 Great Deals out of 3,429 listings starting at $2,490
Used Honda Accord
674 Great Deals out of 98,324 listings starting at $750
Used Dodge Charger
410 Great Deals out of 32,073 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Civic
500 Great Deals out of 41,044 listings starting at $1,615
Used Nissan Maxima
275 Great Deals out of 16,969 listings starting at $1,295
Used Audi A4
149 Great Deals out of 8,531 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Challenger
223 Great Deals out of 24,698 listings starting at $6,950
Used INFINITI M35
30 Great Deals out of 605 listings starting at $3,684
Used Nissan 370Z
29 Great Deals out of 2,078 listings starting at $8,900

Used Cars For Sale

2008 INFINITI G35 Journey Sedan RWD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 85 listings starting at $5,599
2007 INFINITI G35 Journey Sedan RWD For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 49 listings starting at $4,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.