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Old 03-21-12, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Need timing belt replaced and door lock motors, where do i go?

I bought all the parts, the timing belt, the door lock motors and called my local mechanic and he said they wont install them if we buy our own parts? Where else can i go now that i have all the parts bought? This sucks!
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Old 03-21-12, 11:34 AM   #2
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Find another local mechanic that's trustworthy to do all the work.

You could do the actuators yourself. Sakataj has a DIY thread on how to do them.
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Old 03-21-12, 12:18 PM   #3
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Find another local mechanic that's trustworthy to do all the work.

You could do the actuators yourself. Sakataj has a DIY thread on how to do them.
tried that tutorial, I gave up, way too hard for me!
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Old 03-21-12, 12:38 PM   #4
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Get another mechanic that's B.S.
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pm me if you're looking to get rid of the door locks, i'll buy em off of you.
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Get another mechanic that's B.S.
Why is that BS? Mechanic/shop won't make any $ off parts and he can't warranty them either. What if a part fails and it's under a parts warranty,he'll still have to pay for labor to this guy because he didn't buy it from him. Alot of shops are like that. It's like bringing your own steak to a restaurant and asking the chef to cook it for you.
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Old 03-21-12, 01:09 PM   #7
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As long as the timing belt equipment is from either Toyota or Aisin, they should be able to install this stuff.
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Mechanics won't do it because it's just drama if there is a problem. If the belt breaks next month and the engines trash who can you blame? Hard to take pride in your work If there is a chance something can go wrong with products that someone else supplied
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I've never had a problem bringing parts to any mechanic and them telling me no....btw just follow the tutorial on the door lock actuator, after you do one your get the hang of it, I can get the actuator out in like 20 minutes now.... Maybe you could take the parts back and then just have your mechanic do it all... I'm glad my belt was just done 200 miles ago at Lexus, valve adjustment and lifter replacement.. Get your belt done though def for preventive maintenance and peace of mind

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Old 03-21-12, 03:03 PM   #10
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Use cartalk.com 's mechanix files or yelp and look over the reviews and start calling. Can start with anyone who specializes in Toyota, if that doesn't work start expanding your search to just general japanese, then just general.

If you really only have 1 mechanic in your area, then you may need to either negotiate with them and say you understand no warranty, and you promise no drama. Or bite the bullet and have them buy the parts.
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Find another local mechanic that's trustworthy to do all the work.

You could do the actuators yourself. Sakataj has a DIY thread on how to do them.
thats not my thread daniel, all i did was post that step by step video in there but even thats not mine...
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I've never had a problem bringing parts to any mechanic and them telling me no....btw just follow the tutorial on the door lock actuator, after you do one your get the hang of it, I can get the actuator out in like 20 minutes now.... Maybe you could take the parts back and then just have your mechanic do it all... I'm glad my belt was just done 200 miles ago at Lexus, valve adjustment and lifter replacement.. Get your belt done though def for preventive maintenance and peace of mind
Didn't you mess up the door trying to replace the actuator?
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