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Good mechanic in San Diego area???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Djrichone, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Sep 21, 2012 at 1:09 PM
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    Djrichone

    Djrichone [OP] Member

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    Hi all. Are there any members that are mechanics in the North San Diego area? Can anyone recommend a mechanic or shop that will charge reasonable?
    I have a 03 DC pre-runner with a 2.7. I need to have that all too familiar clank noise on my steering looked at and possibly change the bushings on the rack.
    Thanks
     
  2. Sep 21, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    Socalduckslayer

    Socalduckslayer Pelfreybilt Off-Road

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    Speedfreek (Jason) Top notch, he's in Vista
     
  3. Sep 21, 2012 at 1:16 PM
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    Djrichone

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    Wow that was fast!! Right on, I'm in Vista too! Are prices reasonable!
     
  4. Sep 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Socalduckslayer

    Socalduckslayer Pelfreybilt Off-Road

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    Yes, pricing is awesome, he has low overhead (home business) and tons of experience, ex-master tech at Toyota. I sent him a pm to this link. He'll get you dialed in
     
  5. Sep 21, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    SoCaltaco65

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    oooh Jason
     
  7. Sep 21, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Speed Freek

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    Thanks guys!

    I can take care of you, sending PM now...

    And rsbmg, if you ever need anything I can help if your looking for a quality and very fair technician. Especially since your not so far away as well..

    Thanks for all the referrals!
     
  8. Sep 21, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    rsbmg

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    For sure I will keep you in mind
     
  9. Sep 21, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    Leoffensive

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    i know im late but yes jason is the man to see............and maybe touch too


    :spy:
     
  10. Sep 21, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Djrichone

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    Thanks guys! I already spoke with him and we are set to meet. This forum and members are great!
     
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    His website is up but he hasn’t responded to multiple messages in a few days. Jason, you out there buddy??
     
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    Caslon

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    D-Mac’s Auto Repair on E. Grand Ave in Escondido. Super knowledgeable, older guy. Small shop, seldom that busy. Brian will talk straight with you. Old school service that’s rare these days. Will tell you what’s probably wrong free before doing any necessary involved testing. Neat guy to discuss Tacos with. Will always suggest only what is needed. Good prices.
     
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    He's still in action, I'm just impatient! Thanks for the recommendations. PM'd Jason and he got back to me
     
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    Logans2001

    Logans2001 What’s crackin’

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    This thread is 9 years old just so you guys are aware lol
     
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    Yeah sometimes they don't look at the dates of posts, :rofl:
     
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