Hey everyone, first post. I have a 99 Tacoma 2.7 SR5 Xtra w/ 155k. I call it the White Taco.
I'm up in Canada dealing with my wife's immigration to the USA and completely unable to make it home to my friendly mechanics. I nailed a coffin size pot hole in 3rd gear the other day. Now the car has a metal to metal grind esp at 30 and 50 mph. Local guy (w/ good references) says I ripped my "hanger joints" (plural somehow?) clean off and at least one U joint. He quoted me "at least" $500 w/ parts and labor. That seems incredibly low.
Should I be expecting a much larger bill and how important is it for this job to be done professionally?
There is no Transmission Shop within 100km so if I bought the part and had them take the drivetrain off and replace would the car be able to drive that far?
Should I just take it to the local guy who said $500? Thanks everyone not fun being broken down and broke so far from home. Say hello to America for me