I had a timing chain replaced at Sun Toyota in late 2008. It was very expensive for this work ($500.00 +/-) they had the car 3 days. I thought everything would be okay. Little did I know that know that a little less than 2 ½ years the water pump went out in this car, (I was stranded in the middle of nowhere) my husband came to my rescue. My husband is a shade tree mechanic and took a look at the car along with my neighbor and determined that the water pump had indeed gone bad. I called Sun Toyota and told them that my water pump needed to be replaced. The "service advisor" quoted me $606.00 (+/-)for this repair and asked if I had the timing chain replaced and I said yes. He remarked that any repair shop that knew what they were doing would have replaced the water pump at the same time that the timing chain was replaced. My husband got on the phone and told them that Sun Toyota replaced the timing chain. Well, they had no reply. So $500.00 plus $606.00 total $1,106.00, indeed silence is golden - - - for Toyota anyhow. Buyer please beware. I leave you to make your own assumption.
Posted: 1/08/2011 • Link to this review