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took truck to dealer this morning...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Zombie Runner, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I took it in for a weird squeaking sound coming from the drive shaft area and to do the recall work.

    I drop it off and leave. 5 mins later the tech calls me and says "how do i start your truck"....:facepalm:

    I knew this was gonna be great...

    I said "put the key in it and turn it on.."
    tech "i tried that but the lights are flickering like it has a bad battery"
    me "idk, your the tech figure it out!" I hang up the phone

    he calls back and says I need a new battery...ok great...off to a bad start.

    well I just got another call and they guy said they replaced the rear U joint and did the warrenty work and put me in a new battery and im good to go...so hopefully everything will be ok once i get there.


    Maybe ill look at a new one while im there :D
     
  2. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:06 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  3. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    Incognito

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  4. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:08 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    lol at the dual facepalms
     
  5. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:09 AM
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    good luck with it. Doesn't sound like a very good tech. I would do some swearing on the phone :)
     
  6. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    yea i dont really care for this dealership at all. the salesmen have all been very pushy. and now it seems like the techs are retarded
     
  7. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:36 AM
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    If you have time, go to the dealer in Lawton...it's Jim Norton Toyota. I haven't had any problems there. If you're looking for a new truck, talk to Drex, he's decent and will work for you. If youre going to trade your vehicle in, they're only gonna give you blavk book value most likely. Good luck!
     
  8. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    thanks for the tip. Ive already gotten quotes from several dealers and toyota of FT. worth was the lowest. I told sullivan the deal and they said they would match it. so just to save driving out of town ill probably end up getting it here if they have the package/color i want
     
  9. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    Know what you mean, dropped of my truck when new to have a brake controller installed - sales man offered to do it for free during purchase. Called me saying it would cost extra since they would have to run all new wires???? Its got a tow pack WTF, I had to go down there and raise hell they finally figured it out what a bunch of dumbasses.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    I think the only requirements for being a service tech is being able to write your name and drink coffee
     
  11. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    i bet he hosed you on the new battery..

    i just got my truck back yesterday for the recall. they gave my pedal a trim, and reflashed. my wife fielded phone calls all day for preventative maintenence offers..oil, tranny..AC service..no no and NO!
     
  12. Aug 17, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    he said its like 108 for the battery which I thought sounded resonable?
     
  13. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:22 AM
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    damn..installed? that aint bad!
    i got hosed on a jeep once..exact same situation as yours..i got HOSED!
     
  14. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Maybe he lied about the battery, to get you to buy a new one?
    Wouldn't be surprised.....
    Also surprised he didn't tell ya that the truck isn't good anymore, and he would have recommend you trade your truck in for a new one. lol
     
  15. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    108 sounds pretty reasonable for the battery, not sure what their labor rate is? I paid $90 for mine from advance auto parts. Although I would have just bought the battery from them and installed it in the parking lot :)
     
  16. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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    They install batteries free at my AA.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    So how long did your battery last? 4 years? I have plans to replace mine at 5 years whether it needs it or not.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    Wow, I would have thought the factory battery would have lasted longer.
    Does the factory battery come with a warranty?
     
  19. Aug 17, 2010 at 10:55 AM
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    I'm having all of mine replaced next week...2 are bad for sure so I figure fuck it...might as well get em all done just in case...and I think my Carrier Bearing is going, not sure though! Glad you got it all worked out dude :cool:
     
  20. Aug 17, 2010 at 11:55 AM
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    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I just got back from picking it up. no labor charge for the battery. just 99 bucks plus tax = 108 and some change.

    on the work order it said "replaced rear U joint due to internal failure"
    the tech said since there are no service points on them that there is no maintenance to be done other than replace them when they go out... He said its the 5th one he has done this year.
     
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