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looking for a local shop to replace my front diff

can anyone suggest a good local shop in the springs for some work? I need to swap the front diff on my 4runner, and dont have the room or a compressor to do it. i had a great mechanic i used to go to that was a friend of orangecrusher, but due to some bad luck, he isnt able to do mechanic work anymore. Im looking for a place to do it for a reasonable price, as i was quoted about $100 from my old mechanic. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated so i can get this runner up and running.

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What year runner?

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What year runner?
sorry, i guess that would help. its an 87 ifs runner.
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Well I wish I could give you a better place to try.

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PM Wakkjob. He'd do it or know someone who could.
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PM Wakkjob. He'd do it or know someone who could.
by the time wakkjob actually gets back to me with a price, i could do it myself with hand tools ha ha.
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Well I wish I could give you a better place to try.

hey thanks buddy, ha ha. i sure do miss having a decent sized garage, i wouldnt even mind doing it with hand tools if i had the room to do it. this little garage suck a lot
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by the time wakkjobb actually gets back to me with a price, I could do it myself with hand tools ha ha.
Oh ha ha ha... I've been a touch busy, and I don't think I can beat $100 to swap a diff; unless I'm thinking it's easier than I imagine?

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Oh ha ha ha... I've been a touch busy, and I don't think I can beat $100 to swap a diff; unless I'm thinking it's easier than I imagine?
there are 3 bolts holding it to the frame, and 6 bolts per cv that has to come off. im willing to help, i just dont have the place or compressor to do it. it looks like it is pretty straight forward and easy to do the swap. (famous last words)
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If it was a 96+ I could get you swapped with hand tools in 2/3 hours

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If it was a 96+ I could get you swapped with hand tools in 2/3 hours
lets just preted it is? ha ha
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