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toyota techs

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by 03DBLCABTACO, May 30, 2011.

  1. May 30, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

    03DBLCABTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilsteins at 2.5 stock coils up front,tsb springs rear with 5100s,fog light any time mod, 265/70/16 Yokohama geolanders.
    Are there any Toyota techs on the forum that used to be general motors techs? I am considering changing jobs if the opportunity presents itself. Any advice as to ease of diagnosis and being similar? Also do you like it better?
     
  2. May 31, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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    skytower

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    The other techs I worked with all agreed on one thing, Stay Asian. Domestic doesn't pay and has more warranty work than asian's do.
     
  3. May 31, 2011 at 5:50 AM
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    03DBLCABTACO

    03DBLCABTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilsteins at 2.5 stock coils up front,tsb springs rear with 5100s,fog light any time mod, 265/70/16 Yokohama geolanders.
    Sorry meant to say in op that I am a Gm tech now. Looking to move as the "goodwill work is getting out of hand as Gm is scared to lose even one customer. Also warranty time is always going down.
     
  4. May 31, 2011 at 5:57 AM
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    skytower

    skytower Well-Known Member

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Toyota information system makes diagnosis easier, everything is computer based. I don't know what gm uses. If you can learn the specifics of Toyotas compared to GMs, you'll be fine.
    Troubleshooting problems is universal. Find/duplicate problem, find cause, fix problem!
     
  5. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    cab4you26

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    Don't become a GM tech. I'm an apprentice at a GM dealer and although I'm not yet on commission I will be after I graduate (one week). From being with the guys at work you lose your ass on almost everything. Warranty doesn't pay you anything, and a lot of the stuff that comes in IS warranty. Standard times are okay but you'll be hard pressed to get a full 40 a week.
     
  6. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    I sold my sub box to a member on here and he's a Toyota tech. I'll wait to see if he responds.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    03DBLCABTACO

    03DBLCABTACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Bilsteins at 2.5 stock coils up front,tsb springs rear with 5100s,fog light any time mod, 265/70/16 Yokohama geolanders.
    Am currently a Gm tech. Ten years. Looking to change to Toyota. Currently average 69 to 72k a year. Is this possible at Toyota? Also what are the chances of a Toyota shop having specialized departments. I am a trim/electrician now.
     
  8. Aug 18, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    red yoda

    red yoda Master Toyota Certified Technician

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    I worked for the largest GM/chevy dealership in MI for 2 years before i worked for toyota. I'll never go back to domestic's. Asian's are simple to work on. chevy has alot of warr work were we have maintenance and recalls. they don't like the word recall. so they just hope that the cust will bring the car back to the dealership. but to each is own. good luck with your decisions.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2011 at 6:20 PM
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    red yoda

    red yoda Master Toyota Certified Technician

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    That kinda pay is possible it all depends on the shop. The bigger the shop the better the chance for higher flate rate pay. In most of the toyota shops I know of and talk to other tech at training. everyone does everything. theres no light, heavy, or trim guys. however the most heavy and all hybrid goes to the master tech, mainly cause of warr and certs. but like i said every shop is different. I personally came from chevy to toyota and i love it. there so much easier to work on. well good luck, hope this helped.
     
  10. Aug 18, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    03DBLCABTACO

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    Bilsteins at 2.5 stock coils up front,tsb springs rear with 5100s,fog light any time mod, 265/70/16 Yokohama geolanders.
    Thanks for the reply. Still considering the change.
     
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