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    Who's our resident car mechanic here?

    i have a 2002 Durango that's needs a wheel hub bearing assembly and an intermediate steering shaft replaced.
    I have the parts. Tired of going to these places that mark up parts 400%. Pep boys originally told me 2 1/2 hours. If I get the parts they would install them but won't warranty them. Now they just told me 3 1/2 hours. WTF. I walked out pissed . So I guess they just tac on an additional hour for not using their over priced parts. I'm in the HVAC trade so I understand the markup to a point but give me a fucking break. They want to charge $181 for the same part I got on Amazon for $42

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    Eff pep boys, i not a car guy (though that's changing due to recent new truck) and i went to pep boys a few years back when i was in a jam. If you ever want to have a complete mental breakdown that is the precursor to a psychotic rampage, go to pep boys. Still don't know how i held it together.

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      #3
      I go to pep boys only for parts. I was just there getting today getting plugs for the car. Had to go to two different ones and got 4 at each place. Not much stock for huge places Pain in the ass.
      "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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        #4
        Originally posted by FastPhil View Post
        i have a 2002 Durango that's needs a wheel hub bearing assembly and an intermediate steering shaft replaced.
        I have the parts. Tired of going to these places that mark up parts 400%. Pep boys originally told me 2 1/2 hours. If I get the parts they would install them but won't warranty them. Now they just told me 3 1/2 hours. WTF. I walked out pissed . So I guess they just tac on an additional hour for not using their over priced parts. I'm in the HVAC trade so I understand the markup to a point but give me a fucking break. They want to charge $181 for the same part I got on Amazon for $42

        Phil, I had the same problem with the hub bearing. . Uvbnaxed aka Aaron hooked me up. IMHO, he is an excellent mechanic.

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          #5
          which pep boys , and are you looking for someone here to fix it for you

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          • FastPhil
            FastPhil commented
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            Patchogue,. And yes I rather pay someone knowledgeable on the site to make the repair, The repairs don't seem to hard but I'd rather have someone other than myself do it. I replaced the radiator myself last month and I took about 3 hours. It only took the guy on Utube 1. lol

          #6
          i am in east meadow , or i would tell you to come over

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          • Mad Russian
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            Don't go Phil! He'll weld your doors shut!

          #7
          Call Autotech and speak to Vin......First shop I've ever seen with actual car guys. First shop I've heard Yes Sir and No Maam being said to customers. First shop I've seen where they actually do everything right and by the book!

          Address: 400 Central Ave S, Bethpage, NY 11714
          Phone:(516) 293-2137
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            #8
            Pepboys is a bunch of HS dropouts. They can't even balance tires correctly. I filed a corporate complaint with them last year.

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            • Mad Russian
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              Had the same issue, went to three stores before I found a machine that actually worked right.
              Didn't cost me anything except some time...
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