I got an oil change done at the Toyota dealership a couple weeks ago. They also said my front rotors and pads were shot and quoted me $350 in parts + labor. When braking, my truck starts to shake, which is more noticeable at higher speeds.
I decided to take it to a different mechanic I've worked with in the past since I can't install my own brakes right now (broken hand). I also asked them to feel out my shifts from 1st to 2nd, as I had noticed it's gotten a little rough. Sometimes getting into 1st and reverse is difficult, but all other gears it's a breeze.
My mechanic said that the rack bushings were worn out which was the main cause of the vibrations. They said my front rotors did need to be replaced but that wasn't the main source of the vibration.
He also told me that I needed a new clutch and that was why it felt rough 1st to 2nd.
He quoted me $350 installed for rack bushing
$950 for full clutch
and $60 for fluids.
Can anyone help me out? What're some of your thoughts, or additional questions I should ask? I should add my Tacoma's a 2003, xtra cab, 3.4l 4x4 with 82,000 miles