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Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Gooiegoogoo, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    Gooiegoogoo

    Gooiegoogoo [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I live in Phoenix AZ and am looking for a Certified ASE mechanic to do some work on my tacoma. Does any one have any suggestions? Dealership, privately owned shop, or a specific person at any shop would be best.
    Thank you
     
  2. Jan 22, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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    tacosunday

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    What kind of work
     
  3. Jan 22, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    Kyouto42

    Kyouto42 Iron Beard

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    X2... also why certified... most of us do our own work...
     
  4. Jan 22, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Cbass38

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    What kind of work ..?
    ASE's are very easy to get, but they show general knowledge.. that said i have all my ase's.. and a buncha chrysler,jeep,dodge,and nissan certs...
     
  5. Jan 22, 2013 at 9:32 PM
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    Gooiegoogoo

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    I bought the truck with a warranty and would like to have documentation of any work done. I noticed it was leaking engine oil from the oil pan. I know it's the gasket on the pan since part of it was dangling. Another issue is it seems to be leaking differential fluid from my CV axles. I know it's not packing grease from the boots it's oil. The CV axles were replaced because the boot clamps slipped and allowed the grease to shoot out. The warranty replaced it with new axles rather than just pack and clamp.
    I am capabl of doing the work my self but I have the warranty so I might as well take advantage of it.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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    tacosunday

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    If you have a warranty then take it to a Toyota dealership
     
  7. Jan 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM
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    That Dude Tim

    That Dude Tim Toyota Technician

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    Maybe he has a "parts warranty" and not a vehicle warranty? :notsure:
     
  8. Jan 23, 2013 at 6:04 AM
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    Gooiegoogoo

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    I have been leaning towards the dealership. Does anyone recommend a specific one in the valley.
    It is a vehicle warranty, it's the sweets thing I got it through AZ federal credit union, as long as the vehicle is under 100k miles you can get an extended warranty.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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    Cbass38

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    do you know who the warranty is through? is it a toyota warranty or aftermarket service contract?
     
  10. Jan 23, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    george2pak

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    Brute Force Fab front& rear bumper with winch, sliders, skid plates by Relentless, tires 285/75/16" , wheels by SCS , CB Stryker SR497 etc
    I can recomend my friend Chris , he's got this shop EXOTIC AUTO BROKERS 8550 N. 91st Ave., Suite 47
    Peoria, Arizona 85345
    www.exoticautobrokers.net

    Just let him know that Big G send you and he will give you affair price.
     
  11. Jan 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    Aw9d

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    Don't take it to Big Two in Gilbert. Those techs there are horrible.
     
  12. Jan 23, 2013 at 9:20 PM
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    Gooiegoogoo

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    Ahh see that's what I'm getting at Aw9d. I want to hear of a dealership with good reviews from other Tacoma owners.
     
  13. Jan 23, 2013 at 9:30 PM
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    I've been to Earnhardt Toyota a few times and had a good experience every time.

    And what Colby said, STAY AWAY from Big Two.
     
  14. Jan 23, 2013 at 9:56 PM
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    Brute Force Fab front& rear bumper with winch, sliders, skid plates by Relentless, tires 285/75/16" , wheels by SCS , CB Stryker SR497 etc
    If you want a Toyota dealership go to Camelback Toyota and ask for Robert Gonzales(service advisor).He will take good care of you. Tell him you are a TW member and Big G sent you. I'm very happy with him!
     
  15. Jan 24, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    Awesome thank you all for the heads up. Funny thing, on the tail gate i can still see the ghost the sticker left behind and what do you know its a Big Two Toyota.
     
  16. Jan 24, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    x2 on Camelback Toyota.

    Also, make sure it's your oil pan thats leaking before you go in. Thats a lot of labor ($$$) for an $8 gasket. Also, consider if its a leak that needs to be dealt with or "Horsepower sweet!"
     
  17. Jan 24, 2013 at 8:36 AM
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    I had some bad experiences with Right toyota. It took them 4 times to figure out the issue with my satellite radio.
     
  18. Jan 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    Camelback and Earnhardts are awesome, i went to Toyota School with 2 of the techs that work there now and can vouch that they do clean work and knowledgable :thumbsup:
     
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