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My 1989 RX-7 needs a motor and tranny rebuild. Anyone in…

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My 1989 RX-7 needs...

My 1989 RX-7 needs a motor and tranny rebuild. Anyone in central Iowa that specializes in the rotary engines for these cars?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

Miles about 90k with auto tran

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RX-7 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No, looking for a mechanic

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Mazda Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

There is a Mazda rotary engine shop in Marion Iowa. Is that too far for you?

Chris

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
That is about 2 hrs away but would work if nothing closer
Mazda Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

From what I am seeing, they are the only ones who specialize in Rotary engine repairs. There are other shops that repair Mazdas, but just the piston engines..

So the shop is Anderson Automotive. Their phone number is(###) ###-#### They are located at ***** Marion IA 52302.

Give them a call tomorrow. I am confident they will be able to help you out.

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Mazda Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

I hopoe this helps!

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Hello, just checking back to see if you received my last reply. If not, I can send it again. If you have any further questions please let me know. If not, would you please help me and rate my service using the stars at the top of the page or 'accept' my answer.

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Mazda Mechanic: Chris, Auto Service Technician replied 3 months ago

Hello, just checking back to see if you were able to get in touch with Anderson Automotive yet.

Chris

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