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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,250.00
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace water pump (1 reports)
2000 Toyota RAV4 cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2000 Toyota RAV4 Owner Comments

problem #1

May 092012

RAV4 TR 2

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Warning to ALL people in the Mount Gravatt area

Out of ULTRATUNE workshop - 547 Kessels Rd , MacGregor , Qld 4109 - operates gang of crooks and misfits masquerading as CAR MECHANICS .

On 05.05.2012 my car developed a problem having damaged water pump and I had to organize repair . The manager of Ultratune outlet , Steve Rennie , was contacted before the car was towed , he was told what the problem was and he quoted the price of A$500 . On the basis of that quote I agreed to have the car repaired in their outlet . On Tuesday , 08.05.2012 , the woman from their office called me to tell that they found “ additional problems “ and the repair will cost me about A$1100 . She could not specify the nature of problems , because “ she is not a mechanic “ and “ she does not understand technical issues “ . On Wednesday , 09.05.2012 – I had a call from their “ mechanic “ who told me that they found “ cross threaded thread “ and they have to repair it . When I came to collect the car on 10.05.2012 I found that apart from the water pump and the timing belt ( which are on the same mechanical arrangements ) nothing else was replaced or repaired . The bill was A$ 1250 ! .

Turns out that those morons do not know how to redrill a hole for a screw and tap it for a heli coil – can you imagine that australian qualified A grade mechanics ! would be such imbeciles of having to call an outside “ expert “ to FIX A THREAD with additional charge for me of A$ 132 !!! Chief cretin among them , Steve Rennie , claims to be “ A Grade mechanic “ but he admitted that redrilling a hole in an engine block is beyond his trade “ expertise “ ! The skills of the rest of the gang appear to be to know how to use a spanner in clockwise direction – for work requiring using a spanner in anticlockwise direction they obviously need “ outside experts “ .

Those primitive morons are incapable to do anything else apart from swapping parts and exorbitantly overcharging initially quoted price ( more than twice as in my case ). A simple job of replacing a water pump in a car ( with changing timing belt as add on at the same time ) took them 5.5 chargeable hours at A$99 an hour . And that charge is for doing a job requiring skills of half a notch of that above a monkey – that is the limit of “ australian qualified “ “ A grade mechanics “ employed by ULTRATUNE !

I believe that they are just crooks and misfits stealing money by lying and cheating . WHO made them “ A grade mechanics “ ! WHO gave them licence to operate the workshop and dupe people into believe that they are “ mechanics “ !

Their conduct and dishonesty has to be publicised in the community as much as possible so they can be shown for what they really are and other people have to be protected from falling victims to their thievery ! Please stay away from them like from bad air ( as what they are ) . The sooner they will disappear from our neighbourhood – the better !

If you have your own story about your bad experiences with car mechanics please send the email with information to - carmechanicfromhell@eml.cc They will be publically exposed on web page - carmechanicfromhell.zzl.org

- , Brisbane, QLD, Australia

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