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Auto mechanic?

Discussion in 'Non-Moto' started by Motodad23, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Motodad23

    Motodad23 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    23
    Anyone on here an auto mechanic near the canal fulton area? I've got a 2007 Toyota Camry hybrid that has all kinds of warning lights on. A dealer checked it and said the battery pack is bad. $5600 to replace. I've checked around and I can get one for less than half that but will need installed. Maybe its simple to do but I've read that it's not a diy job. I've also seen all the warning stickers on the car that say high voltage lol
     
  2. john lilly

    john lilly PR Addict

    Location:
    Canton
    Racing Number:
    548
    Have you tried contacting other Toyota dealers to see how they are priced for the battery pack and install? Just curious bc I have a hybrid and the service manager said when I bought the car, that he would take care of me when the batteries go. But you have me scared. Oh sh!#
     
  3. Motodad23

    Motodad23 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    23
    Oh he will take care of ya alright lol. No I didn't try another dealer figured they are all gonna be within a couple hundred dollars. Advance Auto sells dorman batteries which is a company I like for $2500 but I need to find someone to put it in. I'm also trying to research a company called green bean battery. For $1850 the sell you the battery and put it in. Toyota says they back up their battery for 10 years but mine is 11. That's my luck
     
  4. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    Haha!!! That hybrid isn't looking so great now!

    Let me check for you
     
  5. MxFreedom33

    MxFreedom33 PR Elite

    Location:
    Sheffield Lake, OH
    Racing Number:
    33
    Guess that’s what they mean when they tell you to go green and drive a hybrid.. cause the greens gonna be going out of your pocket for those things... screw that!! Good luck !!
     
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  6. Motodad23

    Motodad23 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    23
    So I went with the green bean battery and it's working good so far. They have a 5 year unlimited milage warranty. They came and put it in for $1850 that includes cost of battery. All the hype about high voltage is crap too. After watching it be changed I feel like changing them for $5600 for people haha
     
  7. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    Meanwhile the 1979 Lincoln towncars with a big burly v8 engine are still turnin....

    Moto if it’s got a 5 year warranty. Sell it in 4.
     
  8. Motodad23

    Motodad23 PR Member

    Racing Number:
    23
    Yeah but most of them look and sound like crap! Not to mention getting 5 mpg while I'm getting 40
     
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  9. hershey

    hershey PR Elite

    Location:
    Ozone Layer
    Racing Number:
    01
    My focus gets 32 without expensive batteries!
     
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  10. GeorgiePorgie

    GeorgiePorgie PR Founding Father

    Location:
    Ohio the 440
    Racing Number:
    740
    My gay Subaru gets 18. But I didn’t buy it for fuel economy.

    Car salesman near my house in Madison Ohio has all kinds of squeaky clean cutlas supremes and old Lincoln’s. Guy always has these super clean older cars. And I see them things flying off the lot and heading back towards Cleveland to get ruined. My wife and I saw one drive off the lot yesterday and my wife was like damn that thing is clean I wouldn’t even drive it in this crap. Sure as hell some guy in smoking a cigar with seat reclined way back. Smh.
     
  11. k01

    k01 PR Elite

    It'll get better in warm weather. But the turbo won't hit like it does in the real cold.
     

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