Good but Affordable Mechanic Suggestion?

Good but Affordable Mechanic Suggestion?

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Sprocket

Canton, OH

#1 May 14, 2012
I have a Japanese car with a bad wheel bearing. Who in or around BG could do this job correctly yet not charge a kidney to do it? I can't afford a dealership and the couple non-dealership repair shops in town I checked with wanted just as much. At the same time, I want someone who has actually done it before. I'm willing to drive 30-45 min around BG for the right mechanic. Thanks.
hum

United States

#2 May 14, 2012
Sprocket wrote:
I have a Japanese car with a bad wheel bearing. Who in or around BG could do this job correctly yet not charge a kidney to do it? I can't afford a dealership and the couple non-dealership repair shops in town I checked with wanted just as much. At the same time, I want someone who has actually done it before. I'm willing to drive 30-45 min around BG for the right mechanic. Thanks.
What kind of car is it and what year?
joeblow

Bowling Green, KY

#4 May 14, 2012
How much was your estimate? And what's the car?
Mechanico

Hillview, KY

#5 May 14, 2012
Being a Japanese car it is probably pressed in. If it is a bolt in hub its much easier.

When pressing a new bearing in there is a change of failure when installing it into the spindle. Shops bill more for the press in because they are harder to install and there is a chance the bearing will mess up.

The make an model of the car will help, also do you have the new bearing yet?
need help too

Bowling Green, KY

#6 May 14, 2012
My 03 accord coupe has the abs light on and just started not shifting out of park when started. I have to manual override into neutral and start it to be able to drive. Any ideas? If anybody can help thanks!!
Check

La Grange, KY

#7 May 14, 2012
Check make sure have brake light. We you hit the brake pedal you should hear a click from around the gear shift
Can be park neutral switch or a brake pedal switch
sprocket

Canton, OH

#8 May 16, 2012
It is a Subaru Forester and yeah it has the press in sealed bearing cartridge. 97 model. The dealership in Nashville wanted $500 to do it as did Midas here in BG.

I do not have new bearings yet. They arent that expensive though and it only takes at the most a couple hours to do the job so I am confused why it is so expensive at these places. I had it done a few years ago when I was in a different state and it cost half this at a dealership.
joeblow

Dunmor, KY

#9 May 16, 2012
sprocket wrote:
It is a Subaru Forester and yeah it has the press in sealed bearing cartridge. 97 model. The dealership in Nashville wanted $500 to do it as did Midas here in BG.

I do not have new bearings yet. They arent that expensive though and it only takes at the most a couple hours to do the job so I am confused why it is so expensive at these places. I had it done a few years ago when I was in a different state and it cost half this at a dealership.
call Kenny for a quote at S&R. He's really good.
Transmission Problem

New Albany, IN

#10 May 16, 2012
Who does good work on transmissions. I have a foreign luxury car and having problems with it not wanting to shift out of first gear sometimes.

It seems to happen when I drive it for a while in traffic with lots of stops and go's etc. I haven't taken it out on the interstate or anything for fear I would get stranded.

If I pull over and turn off the engine and let it sit for about 10 minutes, I am able to get going again.

Seems to happen more in warmer / hot weather it seemed. I took it to Bluegrass and they changed some sensor but that didn't work.

I wanted to get an estimate but the dealership wanted like $100 just to diagnose it and not even having that money go towards repairs if I were to go ahead and get them done.

I have had it checked out at Auto Zone but all that came up with some ozone emissions code that other states have to comply with (oxygen sensor I think) that I was told had nothing to do with transmission.

Bottom line, it's annoying and can be dangerous. I will be stopped at a stop light or stop sign and go to take off and it won't shift out of first gear or go over 15 MPH.

Any ideas as to what it might be would be helpful or where to take it to in order to get an HONEST assessment. Sorry, I don't have money to be throwing around trying this or trying that in order to fix it. Thanks for all common sense replies and answers.
Mechanico

Hillview, KY

#11 May 16, 2012
SPROCKET,
Comptons auto repair can do it, Tell them you would like to get it done for around 150-200. Bring your own bearing.
Mechanico

Hillview, KY

#12 May 16, 2012
What kind of Foreign Luxury car do you have?

Makes a big difference as to what sensors, etc your car has...
Mechanico

Hillview, KY

#13 May 16, 2012
Subaru link.. Just so you know what is going on.
http://allwheeldriveauto.com/subaru-repair-se...
Transmission Problem

New Albany, IN

#14 May 16, 2012
Mechanico wrote:
What kind of Foreign Luxury car do you have?
Makes a big difference as to what sensors, etc your car has...
Infiniti
Sprocket

Canton, OH

#15 May 16, 2012
Thanks for the referrals. I will check them out.

To Transmission Problem: You may want a filter/fluid change for your auto trans. More than likely, if there is a real problem with your trans it may be cheaper to buy a used replacement and have someone do a swap for you. In Japan they retire cars much sooner than we do here and those cars get disassembled and parted out to the US. You could find a transmission for your car at 50,000 miles or less. Having an auto trans rebuilt would be expensive if the problem with yours is that serious.
greasytaco

Evansville, IN

#16 May 16, 2012
Midas is the absolute worst. I used to manage a shop and they charged 200 for a simple service that we did for 50.
Crackuh Pleeze

Bowling Green, KY

#17 May 17, 2012
Ricky Howell in Franklin.
Greener

Bowling Green, KY

#18 May 17, 2012
Dusty's Auto Care, formally known as Stewart's Chevron is located on scottsville road/Broadway and the corner of Nutwood. Best rates, and best prices in town!
Which kind

Bowling Green, KY

#19 May 17, 2012
What year and model of Infiniti do you have

Since: Mar 12

Shepherdsville, KY

#20 May 17, 2012
Sproket :
I would check with Big John at Center Street Automotive down on State street.A really good guy who has been in the business for a long time.The only bad thing is he tends to stay booked up days in advance

Transmission Problem

New Albany, IN

#21 May 17, 2012
Which kind wrote:
What year and model of Infiniti do you have
2002 Infiniti I-30

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