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I Need an Orlando Taco Mechanic

Discussion in 'Florida' started by CarlosinFL, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Jun 3, 2013 at 12:09 PM
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    CarlosinFL

    CarlosinFL [OP] Mildly-Attractive

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    I'm looking for good Orlando area mechanic recommendations please. I don't want to get raped at the dealer for my 2002 / 150K mile 2.7 4 cylinder Taco. She just tripped her CEL and she's running rough. No doubt she needs some maintenance but I seriously just wont trust anyone and assume they will take advantage that my truck is running like crap and not really focus on what it needs to have done. I know I would easily need to dump $500-$600 minimal on it just assuming that I've had her for 3 years now and only done basic fluid maintenance like oil, tranny oil, diff oil, and radiator flush.

    Could need timing belt, some kind of transmission issue like a pump or belt, and new plugs etc etc etc.

    Anyone got any recommendations for who is reliable and I can take my truck to for honest work?
     
  2. Jun 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    river rat 69

    river rat 69 Well-Known Member

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    welcome I know a good one. pm incoming:)
     
  3. Jun 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    Toyota Tech31

    Toyota Tech31 Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    Air Raid air intake, 40 Series Flowmaster Muffler, Front Turn Signals Now Turn And Park, KENWOOD HEAD UNIT W/ ALL KENWOOD SPEAKER UPGRADES AND 2-10" KENWOOD SUBS BEHIND BACK SEAT, Bilstein 5125'S In Rear W/ 1.5 AAL'S, Bilstein 5100 W/ Eibachs Up Front, LR Upper control arms, NFAB steps, Bruteforce Fab Hybrid front bumper, LP10000 SuperWinch, 2 Rigid Industries SRM-2's, OKLedlightbars 6 CREE LED lights as fogs, AVID RBG, 2 4" red ring HIDs mounted behind the grille.
    I work at David Maus and would gladly look at it for you. And just to help clarify, you don't have a timing belt so no need to worry about that. I am pretty certain there is only 1 central Floridian that would not recommend me for their truck, and he has already PM'd you. Feel free to ask around in the FL BS thread about my rep when it comes to working on the locals trucks. But that decision is up to you.
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2013
  4. Jun 5, 2013 at 9:23 AM
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    stocksport

    stocksport Well-Known Member

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    Blacked out emblems, Weathertech liners, LED interior, tag, and 3rd brake light, reverse light mod, rear TSB, rear diff. breather, added black factory running boards, OR tow hook, and rhino lined UWS low profile box.
    I can vouch for Toyota Tech.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    goonieman

    goonieman Well-Known Member

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    go to Autozone and have your CEL scanned for free. If it is something simple, you may be able to fix it yourself. Report back to us.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    CRU

    CRU WHEEEEEEEEEEE!!

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    X2
     
  7. Jun 16, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    ckeene9

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    Did my SC install.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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    Toyota Tech31

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    Air Raid air intake, 40 Series Flowmaster Muffler, Front Turn Signals Now Turn And Park, KENWOOD HEAD UNIT W/ ALL KENWOOD SPEAKER UPGRADES AND 2-10" KENWOOD SUBS BEHIND BACK SEAT, Bilstein 5125'S In Rear W/ 1.5 AAL'S, Bilstein 5100 W/ Eibachs Up Front, LR Upper control arms, NFAB steps, Bruteforce Fab Hybrid front bumper, LP10000 SuperWinch, 2 Rigid Industries SRM-2's, OKLedlightbars 6 CREE LED lights as fogs, AVID RBG, 2 4" red ring HIDs mounted behind the grille.
    Thanks guys, I appreciate the support.
     
  9. Jun 17, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    river rat 69

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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    OP did you find out what is going on with your truck? Stay out of the stealerships in Orl. too many Good small shops here.
     
  10. Jun 17, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    xmadcowx

    xmadcowx Old man club

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    suspension, wheels, audio, lights, racks, dents.
    Just go to Jason and get it fixed. I don't trust anyone else with my truck, hes worth the 2.5hr drive for me.
     
  11. Jun 17, 2013 at 5:33 PM
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    Toyota Tech31

    Toyota Tech31 Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see.

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    :spy:

    :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jun 17, 2013 at 6:17 PM
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    NO Chrome,3" NFab's steps,TRD skid,Wet okie's.011 grill, k&n,5100's,All this comes right off when the old lady says let's go get a NEW ONE!!!
    Op,, go see ford tech 31 if you are under 39 if you are over 40 stay away he dis likes old people..
     
  13. Jun 17, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    Did some warranty work for me and b/s/t with him in past
     
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