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post #1 of 9 Old 06-05-2007, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Any good Jeep Mechanics in Las Vegas?

Anybody know of one?

Im only mildly mechanically inclined so Id rather take it to someone who (supposedly) knows what they are doing.

Im tired of going to the "Stealership" to get something looked at or "fixed".
Even when I make an appointment they just pull it around back and park it.

Last time I went it took them over 2 hours before they even pulled it into a bay to get started.

They still only did a half ***ed job.
Had them do an Oil Change while they tried to find the source of a cluncking noise in my under carriage AND THATS ALL THEY DID! CHANGE THE OIL!
5 Miles down the road my CHK ENG light came on. Seems I was low on brake fluid.
They didnt even check and re-fill all fluids.
Hell! Even one of those "Quickie Lube" places does that!

*They didnt even find/fix the cluncking noise. I fixed it 2 days later. Transfer Case cover (plate or whatever it is) was loose.

So Im looking for a good Jeep Mechanic that knows what they are doing, does a good job and wont rip me off.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-05-2007, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wow 10 views and no one knows of a good mechanic that works on Jeeps in the LV area?

Did I posted this in the wrong forum?

Maybe Ill have better luck in the "Wheelin' Neighborhood- US West" Forum?
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post #3 of 9 Old 06-05-2007, 05:54 PM
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Hey, Jeep Wrangler is not that hard to work on. Come on and post your questions and we'll help you thru. If you can follow directions and mechanically inclined mildly that's all you need.

Hopefully, someone can recommend a place you can use.

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I know it sucks, but I take mine to Integrity Jeep if there is a repair i'm not comfortable doing.

they're a pretty good dealership, prices are reasonable (for a dealership).

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post #5 of 9 Old 06-05-2007, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, Jeep Wrangler is not that hard to work on. Come on and post your questions and we'll help you thru. If you can follow directions and mechanically inclined mildly that's all you need.

Hopefully, someone can recommend a place you can use.

Ok Ill run the 2 problems I am having by you guys.

First (the major one), my idle sticks at 1100/1200 rpms once the Jeep starts moving and shifts to second. I can literally go 35-40 mph with-out putting my foot on the gas. It also stays in second unless I bring the vehicle to a complete dead stop. It then "jerks" down into 1st and the lower rpms.

Second (not so major), is the A/C control knob doesnt switch between vents. No matter what position it is in, the air blows through the defrost vent.



Thanks Dr. Marneus. I was thinking of taking it to Chapman or Integrity if I couldnt find a Jeep mechanic and was still forced to go to a dealer.


Thanks for the help guys
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-26-2011, 06:36 PM
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Hey Ive been going to this little place called Ace Service on the east side of town. Its off Boulder Highway and Sahara. It doesnt look like much but the mechanic, Donnie has never done me wrong. He's worked on my 94 YJ, and 01 XJ and I have been going to him for over 10 years. Address is 2075 Palm St # I, Las Vegas, NV (702) 431-4909 ‎Good luck
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I was hoping there would be more answers too.. Your post was in 2007 so idk if this is still relevant. I've been learning about my TJ and making the repairs on my own because when I took it to the dealership for an oil change I got it back with a transmission issue (seriously f*** Chapman Jeep I literally hate them). I took it in working like a champ, got it back and my 2nd gear is loose and gets stuck. Found a way to still drive around that issue but it's a $2K repair at least and I'd rather spend the money on their competitors. So long story short: I am also looking for a great mechanic that I can trust, especially being a small and young-looking woman: They think I'm a gullible idiot. Being very frugal, I don't give up money easy. I've fixed my car myself on expensive repairs that only cost me $30 to do myself.

On the other hand: The fan is easy! Here is a great video on how you can quickly get that done (I've had the same issue) on:
I can't find the switch sold on its own but on RockAuto.com you can enter your car's model and get a whole new panel. Once you watch enough videos you'll wrap your head around that.

Your main issue with the idle sticks, however, that definitely isn't something I've done myself. Which is also why I'm here looking for a good mechanic I can really grow to trust and rely on for all my future car's big needs.

Good luck!
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Wow 10 views and no one knows of a good mechanic that works on Jeeps in the LV area?

Did I posted this in the wrong forum?

Maybe Ill have better luck in the "Wheelin' Neighborhood- US West" Forum?
I moved your thread to the Nevada forum where you'll have a lot more Las Vegas Jeepers seeing your post...

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-31-2017, 04:58 PM
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It's a shame bad news travels faster & further than good news else we would have a lot more responses to requests for good mechanics. That being said,

Ben @ Affordable Automotive Inc. comes highly recommended by multiple users on NevadaShooters.com I have never been there personally, but based on a lot of his posts and whatnot, he seems to be very forthcoming and honest with his customers, going out of his way to make sure they don't spend $$$ unnecessarily. More info about the business can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/AALasVegas. Good luck!
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