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Is this too much for a "tune-up"?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Johnsoncj2002, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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    Johnsoncj2002

    Johnsoncj2002 [OP] New Member

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    I called my local Toyota service shop and asked how much for a "tune up" on my 2007 with approx. 55,000.

    They said $1,031.34. This is without replacing the front and rear diff oil. I've recently done that (local Kwik Car Oil change place). Don't get me started on that....the Kwik car guys forgot to add the "additive" for my LSD. That's why I'm calling the Toyota Service Guys.

    I'm not very good and doing "auto" stuff...and just what I've read on here about chaning the spark plugs sounds like a pain.

    Question: Is $1,031.34 BS or does that sound right? Listed below is what they would do....this is straight from the maintenance book.

    Thanks for your help.

    q ​
    Replace engine oil and oil filter1

    q ​
    Rotate tires

    q ​
    Replace limited-slip differential oil, if equipped (4WD and PreRunner)

    q ​
    Replace spark plugs2

    q ​
    Re-torque propeller shaft bolt

    q ​
    Replace engine air filter

    q ​
    Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)

    q ​
    Lubricate propeller shaft (4WD)

    q ​
    Inspect the following:

    __ Active height control gas chamber​
    3

    __ Ball joints and dust covers
    __ Brake lines and hoses
    __ Brake linings/drums and brake pads/discs​
    4

    __ Drive belts​
    5

    __ Drive shaft boots (4WD)
    __ Engine coolant​
    6

    __ Engine valve clearance (except Tacoma with 2TR-FE)
    __ Exhaust pipes and mountings
    __ Front differential oil (4WD)
    __ Fuel lines and connections, fuel tank band and fuel tank vapor vent system hoses
    __ Fuel tank cap gasket
    __ Radiator, condenser and/or intercooler
    __ Rear differential oil
    __ Steering gear box
    __ Steering linkage and boots
    __ Transfer case oil (4WD)​
    __ Transmission fluid or oil
     
  2. Mar 10, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    to me it sounds like to much, and it seems like alot of unnecessary maintenance since your truck has such low miles I may be wrong. On my first gen I just did the filters, sparks and all oil and it cost me a a little over 300 bucks. And that's really all that's been done to my truck and I'm about ready to break 185000 miles
     
  3. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    Way too much. About 900 too much
     
  4. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

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    yeah thats way too much! like 700 too much in my opinion
     
  5. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    McBride513

    McBride513 Well-Known Member

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    A lot of that stuff you can take to some shops like Firestone and get a complete vehicle inspection for cheap. What kind of tires do you have on your truck? I know if you have Bridgestone or Firestone tires they wil rotate them for free.
     
  6. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    ILikeTacosToo

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    Shouldn't cost more than 300-350 for all of that. the spark plugs are going to be the expensive part... about 100 for labor and 30ish for the plugs. front, rear and transfer case at a dealer will cost you about 50 bucks each so 150 total (it is easy to do yourself and there are great how to's on this site) all the rest is just little stuff that they can check for cheap... hope you can get a more ethical mechanic in the future but just be glad you didn't go and pay for that. one more think you might want to do is transmission oil... oh yeah, cabin and engine air filters are a no brainer to change and that will save you about 100 bucks doing it yourself (dealership is insane)
     
  7. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    08pretaco

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    Where do you get $30? EDIT: sorry misread, thought you said 30 a piece lol

    http://www.autopartswarehouse.com/d...=P1135867996W43b3f85c7ab9e&gan=1&apwidf1QZk3P

    $4 cabin filter
    http://www.logical-source.com/2006-TOYOTA-TACOMA-7586.html
     
  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I got all 6 of my plus from dealer for $32
     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    scocar

    scocar Scouting the perimeter for weakness

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    Back to square one after the 2001. So...
    You might want to check out an independent shop that specializes in Japanese vehicles, assuming they have those in OK.:D They are generally far more reasonable.

    If you ever go to Kwikee-Loob again, you will be banned from TW. ;)
     
  10. Mar 11, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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    Johnsoncj2002

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    LOL......I agree! Thanks for everyone's input.
     
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