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Seeking skilled Tacoma mechanic in Boston area who can fix 4WD

Discussion in 'North East' started by Fritzx6, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. Jan 5, 2018 at 5:34 AM
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    Fritzx6

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    Hey guys, I am staring down the barrel of an expensive repair job it looks like to get the 4WD on my 2006 Tacoma back in action. There are a number of threads on potential fixes that avoid spending 2k at a dealer but they require more skill and tools than I possess at the moment. I am hoping to find a reputable mechanic who has a lot of experience working on Tacomas who would be able to get the 4WD electric actuator working again. If you have any recommendations I would be greatly appreciative. I tried searching for threads on recommended area mechanics but came up empty-handed.

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  2. Jan 5, 2018 at 5:36 AM
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    If it's just the actuator - it shouldn't cost close to $2K.
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2018 at 5:37 AM
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    I just went through a similar ordeal in VT. Turned out to be my front actuator. Part and labor cost me $400 (local place, mom dealer, $58/hr labor). But I made sure to be under there when they checked if the tcase was engaging and I let them know that I knew what was going and I wasn't down for a wild goose chase.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    Good to know @x2468 . Did you source the actuator yourself or the let the shop order it?
     

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