Originally Posted by uberstang1
$60-$75 an our is usually basic shop rate
Wow… Thats cheap. Around here its upwards of $100/hour.
To answer the OP’s question, prices vary greatly from state to state and even county to county. So call around your local shops and ask what their hourly rate is. Then ask them for an estimate of how many hours it will take to R&R a motor. They should have a “book” with the hourly rates of specific jobs that they can reference fairly quickly. That should give you a good ball park on how much it will cost. Of course the actual cost may be different, but you’ll at least know what your getting yourself into. Good luck…
btw, Harbor Freight has good hoists available for less then $150. you could also check around on Craigslist in your area and find a used one for sale.