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Toyota is on the Good Crack

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by jandrews, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Oct 13, 2012 at 10:04 AM
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    jandrews

    jandrews [OP] Carolina Alliance Southwest Region Ambassador

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    So, extremely minor pinion seal leak on my taco...and I'm not even sure it's the pinion seal's fault. I'm running 85-140 gear oil and just put in a fresh fill, so I may be slightly overfilled with a higher viscosity.

    Anyway, I wander down to the ToMoCo dealership today to grab a pinion seal and nut. After I order the parts at the counter, I get a quote from the service guy out of curiosity what they charge for a pinion seal replacement.

    $500.40

    Seriously.

    Their system said it was a 4.6 hour job labor wise. With the right tools, it can be done in about 30 minutes.

    What. The. Hell.

    Anyway just thought I'd lay a friendly reminder...don't go to dealerships.
     
  2. Oct 13, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    JLee

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    LOL so true my wife has a Prius don't ask :eek: and to change the head lights they want $450.00 because they say the bumper needs to be removed :eek: . Well 30min later and 3 you tube videos i got it down and it took 10min to change without removing the bumper.
     
  3. Oct 13, 2012 at 10:32 AM
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    jandrews

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    Frightening. I literally explained the 5 steps to performing the process to the service manager. He sort of shrugged and was like "Our system says..."
     
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