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Any good and honest mechanic near Markham or Richmond Hill familiar with old Toyota?

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Any good and honest mechanic near Markham or Richmond Hill familiar with old Toyota?

My coolant fan won't turn on even my engine is overheating. I did diagnose and found out the engine coolant temperature switch is not working properly. So I just need to replace that switch. I can't find the part number to do it myself. So I need a mechanic to help me order the aftermarket part and install it for me. It's an old Lexus ES300 so it's pretty much the same as a Camry.

Can anyone please recommend an honest mechanic with a reasonable and affordable price? I can set the fan to run all the time in summer but still prefer to replace the switch.

Thanks!
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iGarage is well known on RFD forum.
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Could try this shop. They specialize in imported cars from Japan, especially older ones. Given that most older Toyotas were imported, they might be familiar with the part. They're in Pickering.

https://www.rightdrive.ca/
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Tony’s auto service or Essy auto service near Yonge and centre (Richmond hill).
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BDSL wrote: iGarage is well known on RFD forum.
+1 iGarage gets my vote
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Car House Automotive. Been using them for over 5 years now , honest and reliable people
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If you’re willing to pay a bit more than most other non-dealership garages and want great work, then T-Lex.

Toyota/Lexus master mechanic who definitely knows his old camry/Avalon/solars/ES300’s inside out.
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Should be a ~$30 part in Rockautos catalogue
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Did Everyone missed he is in Calgary based on the profile???
BDSL wrote: iGarage is well known on RFD forum.
TheOneBarton wrote: Tony’s auto service or Essy auto service near Yonge and centre (Richmond hill).
ToDealHunter wrote: +1 iGarage gets my vote
CensoredByRFD wrote: If you’re willing to pay a bit more than most other non-dealership garages and want great work, then T-Lex.

Toyota/Lexus master mechanic who definitely knows his old camry/Avalon/solars/ES300’s inside out.
bizzyseller wrote: @iGarage gets my vote. Super helpful, honest and good
yao416 wrote: Too ez
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qaz393 wrote: Did Everyone missed he is in Calgary based on the profile???
I saw that but OP specifically ask a mechanic in Markham and RH.

Easy down bro.


Bulllock Auto City are very familiar with Toyota and Lexus.
On McCowan and Bullock
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qaz393 wrote: Did Everyone missed he is in Calgary based on the profile???
Chillax broski
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BDSL wrote: iGarage is well known on RFD forum.
Thank you. I called them but they are on vacation atm.
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Kasakato wrote: Should be a ~$30 part in Rockautos catalogue
Thanks for the website. But I can't find my part lol. So basically according to the service manual, the part is called NO1. ECT (Engine coolant temperature) switch (There're two of them NO1 and NO2) that goes to the radiator. But there are coolant temperature senders and sensors. I can't find switch Face With Tears Of Joy and don't know if there're any difference between No1 and No2. I called the dealer but they couldn't figure out either :facepalm: .
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Pretty sure it's one of these. A trip or call to the dealer parts department should find it. And any mechanic can replace it, there's nothing unique about this job or car.
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derass wrote: Pretty sure it's one of these. A trip or call to the dealer parts department should find it. And any mechanic can replace it, there's nothing unique about this job or car.
Hey, thanks for search it for me. There're two parts as far as I know. 89428 and 89427. Just don't know which one.

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