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Where do you service your Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by ludeaddict, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Aug 15, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    ludeaddict

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    I just boutgh an automatic 2001 Toyota Tacoma with 82K miles? I want to have the transmissions flushed. i would like to know which shops you guys would recommend? BTW i am located in Fremont, so any shops within 30 minutes would be preferred.

    Thanks
     
  2. Aug 15, 2011 at 9:24 PM
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    InfidelTaco

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  3. Aug 15, 2011 at 11:09 PM
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    t4r4life

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    garage no need to waste money on something i can easily do
     
  5. Aug 15, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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  6. Aug 16, 2011 at 5:24 PM
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    rbeezy

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    well if you cant do it yourself, try Fremont United Auto Service off Thornton by Dale Hardware. my fam's been goin there for all their auto needs... so i can personally say I can trust them for repairs
     
  7. Aug 16, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    YayAreaTaco0311

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    I usually take it back to the dealership. I trust that they know what they're doing.

    If I don't have time for the dealership, then I'll go to yelp.com and search for highly rated reviews on shops near my area.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2011 at 8:35 PM
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  9. Aug 16, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    t4r4life

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    maintenance for 1st gen is super easy learn to do them your self and save the money for beer :D
     
  10. Aug 16, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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  11. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    Thanks for the replys keep them coming.

    rbeezy thanks. i will give them a try. and yayarea taco i have thought about the dealer, but it might be too expensive for me at the moment

    i also have two Honda preludes and a 92 toyota pick up and i have done all the work on all of them. The problem is now i don't have the space to do the work. I want to have transmission flushed. I have done my research and i have mixed feeling about doing a flush.
     
  12. Aug 16, 2011 at 9:48 PM
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    If you live near the Valley, swing by with the truck and fluids..I'll do it all if you buy me a burger.
    I love helping others, and I love Toyotas.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2011 at 8:50 AM
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    JFKLives

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    I used to do all that maintenance myself until about ten years ago. Where do you depose of waste these days?
     
  14. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    Most places that sell oil take back the spent oil also. I just put the spent oil back in the containers and take it back.

    I also made friends with a local shop who burns it in his furnace. He strains it and send it through the burner :cool:
     
  15. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    What about radiator fluid?
     
  16. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:23 AM
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    Not sure, I haven't asked about radiator fluid :eek: I'd call your local advanced auto or autozone and ask but they've started taking a lot of that crap back to prevent people from dumping it down drains or in the woods.
     
  17. Aug 17, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    Guess I could dump it in my back yard .. I'm a renter ... :-D
     
  18. Aug 17, 2011 at 10:26 AM
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  19. Aug 18, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    Thanks. I am located in Fremont. I will buy the fluids and see if I can find a place to do it my self. If not will pm you. But for me it will be the first time working on this truck and I don't want to mess anything up.?
     
  20. Aug 18, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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