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Author Topic: Finding a good shop that is AMC friendly  (Read 3903 times)

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Offline Zoro

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Finding a good shop that is AMC friendly
« on: August 03, 2015, 12:02:48 PM »
Any of you guys have your AMC's worked on by a shop? I like to do all of my own work on Z2 but my job takes me very far from home for extended periods of time so when I'm home I'm not always up for turning wrenches. Over the last few years I've been thru 5 or 6 mechanic shops and it's always the same general thing, they hear "AMC" and forget how to work on cars, they promise it will get done quickly and it ends up sitting FOREVER. Z2 has been at the shop going on 6 weeks now for the exhaust(from manifold to tailpipe), all the parts are in the car, it needs maybe 3 hours of labor at most. Anyone else ever been thru this? Last time it was the valve cover, before that the alignment etc... Each time has been a highly recommended local shop, I just don't get it. This is my primary daily driver, not some long forgotten project :censored: :banghead:

Do we have a list of AMC friendly mechanics? Anybody ever take their Eagle to the (EVIL)Dodge dealer? I just want the car fixed right and in a timely manner if I'm paying somebody to do it.

Sorry for my rant.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2015, 12:04:24 PM by Zoro »
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Offline Amc1320

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Re: Finding a good shop that is AMC friendly
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2015, 08:53:42 PM »
I'm really lucky, I do a lot of the work myself like you but there are some things I just need help with and I have a local shop that is awesome. They have worked on all my amc's at some point or another and do it right and timely.

they even rebuild carberators!!
Rob c
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81 Eagle Kammback
81 Spirit (undergoing surgery)
83 Spirit (parts car giving it all to keep the rest going)
Manchester, TN

Offline vangremlin

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Re: Finding a good shop that is AMC friendly
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2015, 10:55:56 PM »
I've never taken any of my AMC's to a dealer, but have used several local mechanics.  It helps if they have an old timer mechanic so they don't spend half the day looking for the OBD2 port to plug into.  I've been pretty happy with the work that I've had done.  I even found an old AMC mechanic but he moved away.

Good luck!
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