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Aight, so I went to Goodyear today because after I got my car back yesterday when they replaced my front drivers side axle I still heard a clunking sound. They looked at the new(er) axle and deemed it bad so they re-replaced. I go to leave today and the car still clunks on acceleration! They kept it there all afternoon and told me my front, rear and dogbone mounts are shot and thats what's been causing the clunking all along , not the bad axle.

They quoted me at $509.14 for the whole job. Front mount at $160.39 the rear at $179.28 and labor for that job to be $94.80. For the dogbone mount they want $43.07 and $31.60 for the labor. None of which includes tax.

I also asked what they would charge for a timing belt/water pump job since i'm at 66k and never had it done. They told me it would be around $600 not including tax.

So the grand total will be around $1200, which I think is rediculous. I asked if he would take $1000 cash and he said yeah, but it still seems high.
 

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You're getting all this done at Goodyear? I hope you're dealing with somebody you trust, not just some chain store...
 

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I don't know much but this might help

you might want to check your struts and struts mount first by pushing up and down on the car to see if you hear any clucking sound since this happend before on my dad's 99'avalon. The strut mount was found to be messed up. My 01'avalon front strut went out before and it had a clucking sound. My link stabilizer went bad yesterday and it made a clunking sound. hope you check all this first. good luck.

tony
 

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sounds about right, i just payed about 1500 at toyota for timing belt, water pump, trans pan gasket, a slew of other gaskets and starter contacts. it basically sucks:disappoin
 

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dysk8forlife said:
sounds about right, i just payed about 1500 at toyota for timing belt, water pump, trans pan gasket, a slew of other gaskets and starter contacts. it basically sucks:disappoin
:cockblock :(




I'm fucking lucky I have access to a whole gamut of tools (my dad's) at home. Even air tools. :eek:
 

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not too sure about the cost of the front and rear mounts, though the labor charge for both does sound about right :thumbup:

but do as sweptian says and either go buy a dogbone mount yourself and install it, or take out your old one, polyurethane it up and then reinstall it for even better than stock vibration handling

also though, just at thought, how much does your engine move when your press down the throttle while the car's in park? for your car to be making clunking sounds, your mounts must be neaer dead and have so much movement that your engine is hitting something or other....

and timing belt and waterpump? on a 4banger?

should only be about $300USD for all belts and labor then + $80 for a waterpump



you're getting ripped off to hell

you can problaby do that at the dealership for under 500


I would go get a second opinion on all of this if I were you- sounds like they may be talking out of their asses- your mounts really shouldn't be going at 66K either
 

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aznstylez said:
you might want to check your struts and struts mount first by pushing up and down on the car to see if you hear any clucking sound since this happend before on my dad's 99'avalon. The strut mount was found to be messed up. My 01'avalon front strut went out before and it had a clucking sound. My link stabilizer went bad yesterday and it made a clunking sound. hope you check all this first. good luck.

tony
thanks. they checked that too and said it was fine...I know for a fact my front mount is shot as a mechanic at my old job in NY told me so, and so is my dogbone (it's cracked), but not sure about the rear mount. If they do fix all this and it still clunks i'll burn that fucker down!


swegyptian said:
If you have them do that stuff, skip the dogbone. You can buy it on ebay for $25, and install it in about 5 minutes.
I actually replaced my dogbone mount with an ebay one like 5-6 months ago and it's beginning to crack again.

Eye8Pussies said:
not too sure about the cost of the front and rear mounts, though the labor charge for both does sound about right :thumbup:

but do as sweptian says and either go buy a dogbone mount yourself and install it, or take out your old one, polyurethane it up and then reinstall it for even better than stock vibration handling

also though, just at thought, how much does your engine move when your press down the throttle while the car's in park? for your car to be making clunking sounds, your mounts must be neaer dead and have so much movement that your engine is hitting something or other....

and timing belt and waterpump? on a 4banger?

should only be about $300USD for all belts and labor then + $80 for a waterpump



you're getting ripped off to hell

you can problaby do that at the dealership for under 500


I would go get a second opinion on all of this if I were you- sounds like they may be talking out of their asses- your mounts really shouldn't be going at 66K either
Not sure how much it moves, i'll check tomorrow.

Yea I figured I was getting ripped. But I do think 2 out of the 3 mounts are bad because like I said I was told by another mechanic the fronts shot and my new torque mount is beginning to crack again.

If everything's correct I can get everything off of ebay for $285. Shop wants $382 just for the mounts! Thing is I don't know if they will install these aftermarket parts as it doesn't say OEM in the description.
That shop said they would not install my springs or rehang my Magnaflow because there are aftermarket.

Front Mount & Dogbone Mount
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-9...50454QQitemZ8025466334QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


Rear Mount
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/REAR...50454QQitemZ8025371460QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW


Timing Belt/Waterpump Kit
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyo...33620QQitemZ8026026307QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW
 

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I paid just over 200 I think for my t-belt and all other drive belts with an oil change... They said something like another 100-150 for a water pump too.. so well under the 600 that shop told you. 600 is Honda price
 

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Just for reference, I had the water pump replaced on my avalon which is very similar to the Camry. Pump was $79 and total bill out the door was $320. He could have changed the timing belt (mine was pretty new) for about another $50. So like $400 tops. I think your getting hosed!
 

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sounds like a rip to me. my t belt cost me $30CAD and i did it myself :cool:

get a few more estimates before you decide.
 

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It is very possible that the reason your new dogbone mount is bad again is because the others ewre bad when you replaced it. NOw since they werent replaced it has damaged the new mount.

as for that t-belt and water pump replacement you are getting hosed. shop around and see if you can find some better prices.

Look for a shop that specializes in Toyotas around where you live. I know here in Nashville there are a cou-ple of them that only do Toyota and Lexus. Surely you could find one down there also.
 

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^^yea i'm gonna see if they'll install 2/3 mounts if I bring 'em to them. I'll do the dogbone myself again. Will probably go else where for the t. belt & waterpump too, just wayyy to expensive.

thanks to all that replied so far

Also, are those ebay mounts I listed quality mounts? I don't want to order them and they crap out on me because they're not to OEM standards.
 

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they're probablyb okay


but good luck getting the shop to install them for you then
even if they do, they won't warrantee your work, since if anything happens, they'll just blame it on parts that aren't theirs

if you're worried, you may as well pay the extra hundred bucks and have them pick up the mounts for you, and then see if you can negotiate abit on the final price, then go else where for your timing belt, since the two jobs are different anyway
 

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Eye8Pussies said:
how much does your engine move when your press down the throttle while the car's in park? for your car to be making clunking sounds, your mounts must be neaer dead and have so much movement that your engine is hitting something or other....
checked today...it rocks like 1/4"...maybe 1/2" but thats probably pushing it!
But when changing gears, especially from R to D it moves a lot.

Eye8Pussies said:
they're probablyb okay


but good luck getting the shop to install them for you then
even if they do, they won't warrantee your work, since if anything happens, they'll just blame it on parts that aren't theirs

if you're worried, you may as well pay the extra hundred bucks and have them pick up the mounts for you, and then see if you can negotiate abit on the final price, then go else where for your timing belt, since the two jobs are different anyway
yeah your right kinda figured that....guess i'll just have them do the front/rear mounts and i'll do the dogbone myself...and wait and find a cheaper price to get the other job done.


Kevs Toy said:
You'er at 66k? If so, timing belt doesnt need to be done till 90k if you really want to wait.
Thats whats i've heard but don't they recommend you get it done at like 60k?
I have NO problem waiting cause it'll probably be like 5-10 yrs before I reach 90k anyways but just want to make sure.
 

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Have you checked to see if the U Joints in the drive shaft aren't the culprit?

Put the car in D with the Emergency Brake fully engauged. Put the car in drive and give it a little gas so it loads the drive train. (don't actually move the car. Just rock it a little.)

Put it in reverse and do the same thing a few times.

If the u joint is bad in the drive shaft you'll get a hard *knock* sound, almost like someone's rapping their knuckles on the floor of the car.

It's a $50 dollar fix. :)

Good luck,
Alan
 

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Big Top Gt said:
Have you checked to see if the U Joints in the drive shaft aren't the culprit?

Put the car in D with the Emergency Brake fully engauged. Put the car in drive and give it a little gas so it loads the drive train. (don't actually move the car. Just rock it a little.)

Put it in reverse and do the same thing a few times.

If the u joint is bad in the drive shaft you'll get a hard *knock* sound, almost like someone's rapping their knuckles on the floor of the car.

It's a $50 dollar fix. :)

Good luck,
Alan
would this apply since they replaced the front right drive axle where the clunk is coming from already? I'm gonna try and get the job done tomorrow morning. I'll try what you said but either way my mounts are still shot regardless.

skewe said:
good price for the kit dude.
went for toyota water pump and that alone is almost the ebay price for the kit
yea figured it was a good price, just don't know if it's a quality kit though. either way i'm gonna hold off on that job for a while since i have the time.


I'm gonna see if they'll just do the front/rear mounts and just let buy the 3rd mount from them. It's not worth paying $31 for labor when it litterally takes like 1 min to replace.
I don't remember if I used a floorjack to support the engine while replacing the dogbone mount, will I need to? Cause I don't have a floor jack anymore.
 

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I completely forgot it's a front wheel drive platform. It'd more likely be either the CV shaft or the motor mounts.

Most of the stuff I fix is for my Cobra. I brain farted on the FWD platform stuff for a second. :D

Alan
 
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