Transfer Case Control Module

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Jeff Flesner asked 3 months ago
I have an 08 Chevy Solverado and it has been diagnosed with needing a new Transfer Casel Control Module.  What is the approximate cost of the item as well as labor to install and program?
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Paul Hadley Staff answered 3 weeks ago
The cost of replacing a Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM) in an '08 Chevy Silverado can vary based on several factors including the geographic location, whether the part is OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or aftermarket, and the labor rates of the facility performing the work. However, to give you a general idea: 1. **Cost of the Transfer Case Control Module:** The price for a new TCCM can range significantly. OEM parts are typically more expensive, with prices possibly ranging from $200 to $600 or more for the part alone. Aftermarket options may offer a cost-effective alternative, but it's crucial to ensure compatibility and reliability. 2. **Labor Costs:** Labor costs can vary depending on the garage or dealership's hourly rate. Installation and programming of a TCCM can be labor-intensive because it not only involves physically replacing the module but also requires proper programming to ensure it communicates correctly with the vehicle's other systems. Labor costs could range from $100 to $300 or more, based on a labor rate of $75 to $150 per hour and the job taking between 1 to 2 hours, or possibly more if complications arise. 3. **Programming Costs:** In some cases, the costs for programming the TCCM might be included in the labor costs, but it's not uncommon for there to be an additional charge for this service. Programming ensures the new module properly integrates with the vehicle's electronic system and may require specialized equipment and software only available at a dealership or a well-equipped auto repair shop. This could add an additional $50 to $150 to the total cost. Therefore, the total cost for replacing and programming a new Transfer Case Control Module in an '08 Chevy Silverado, including parts and labor, could approximately range from $350 to $1050 or more. It's always a good idea to get a few quotes from different repair shops or dealerships to compare prices. Also, ask if they provide warranties for the parts and labor to ensure you're covered in case of future issues. Keep in mind that choosing a reputable service provider is crucial for such a technical task to ensure the longevity and proper functioning of your vehicle's transfer case system.