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post #1 of 7 Old 06-30-2020, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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lost my Jeep mechanic - any suggestions?

Yes I try to do as much work on my own as I can to my Jeep. So not looking for the do it yourself answer. Sometimes time and life makes it impossible.

My trusted mechanic is out of the game for a while (extremely bummed).

Anybody in California in OC (I live in Irvine) or IE (I work in Corona) area have a honest mechanic that knows Jeeps that they really trust? And is not super crazy pricey. This is for general work (cooling system, water pump, etc.).

TIA

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-02-2020, 04:23 PM
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Yes I try to do as much work on my own as I can to my Jeep. So not looking for the do it yourself answer.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-03-2020, 07:17 AM
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Auto Doctor in Temecula.He is a Jeep guy.

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-03-2020, 07:54 AM
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Don't know what I'll do when my go-to mechanic retires. He's a do-everything kind of guy. When I got a gas tank leak in my YJ, I dropped it off, no appointment in the morning, by late afternoon he had obtained a tank and replaced it (most jobs just took a day). He understands my changes and was not the least bit confused by my Howell conversion after working on the engine, put the Howell back together correctly.

My wife's classic 30 year old Mercedes had a bad rocker arm caused by a lubrication problem. He scoured the dealers in the area and found all the parts necessary to rebuild that bank. He's had Jeeps, rebuilt a classic Porsche, kind of an all around guy.

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post #5 of 7 Old 07-03-2020, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Yes it does frankly suck to have to start from scratch to find a good mechanic. Real PITA.

Jeep Doctor was suggested when I asked this same question on the Metal Cloak Owners forum, so they must be good!
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-03-2020, 04:11 PM
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I have moved around quite a bit, I have found that I prefer whoever your local Transmission shop (not aamco) they seem to far more versitile then just a standard repair shop.

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Yes I try to do as much work on my own as I can to my Jeep. So not looking for the do it yourself answer. Sometimes time and life makes it impossible.

My trusted mechanic is out of the game for a while (extremely bummed).

Anybody in California in OC (I live in Irvine) or IE (I work in Corona) area have a honest mechanic that knows Jeeps that they really trust? And is not super crazy pricey. This is for general work (cooling system, water pump, etc.).

TIA

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Drix thank you should of thought about that. I do have a trusted tranny guy.
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