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Title: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on January 26, 2014, 06:51:54 PM
I searched for a thread about car repairs, and didn't find anything, so I figured I'll start one.

I just had my timing belt and water pump replaced on my 2003 Hyundai Sonata. As I drove it home from the mechanic, I noticed a very rough idle, as well as poor acceleration. I did a little research online, and it seems that that is a common problem after replacing a timing belt if you are off by a tooth (in your timing). I obviously will take the car back to the mechanic tomorrow morning for him to adjust it, but in the meantime, can I drive the car? Will it damage the car in any way? I've driven a little so far, and it seems like it's okay, but I need to drive an hour away tonight, and want to make sure it's okay for the car.
Anyone know? Thanks!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on January 26, 2014, 09:13:28 PM
I searched for a thread about car repairs, and didn't find anything, so I figured I'll start one.

I just had my timing belt and water pump replaced on my 2003 Hyundai Sonata. As I drove it home from the mechanic, I noticed a very rough idle, as well as poor acceleration. I did a little research online, and it seems that that is a common problem after replacing a timing belt if you are off by a tooth (in your timing). I obviously will take the car back to the mechanic tomorrow morning for him to adjust it, but in the meantime, can I drive the car? Will it damage the car in any way? I've driven a little so far, and it seems like it's okay, but I need to drive an hour away tonight, and want to make sure it's okay for the car.
Anyone know? Thanks!
I guess the same way you did your first research you can do this as well! :D

Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Aaaron on January 26, 2014, 09:26:04 PM
In short, yes, driving with the timing off can cause your pistons to grind on your valves.  Make sure you have the mechanic run a compression test after he corrects the timing.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on January 27, 2014, 12:07:28 AM
I guess the same way you did your first research you can do this as well! :D
I tried  :) Harder to find a clear answer to that one...
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on January 27, 2014, 12:09:57 AM
In short, yes, driving with the timing off can cause your pistons to grind on your valves.  Make sure you have the mechanic run a compression test after he corrects the timing.
Okay, thanks. Even if the car seems to be more or less behaving?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Twin on January 27, 2014, 02:52:09 AM
I have a 2001 car and the fan/heat won't turn on when it's really cold outside. I think it has its moods but realize that if it's really cold outside it won't work. 
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on January 27, 2014, 08:30:26 AM
I have a 2001 car and the fan/heat won't turn on when it's really cold outside. I think it has its moods but realize that if it's really cold outside it won't work.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actuator thats what it was in our car
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: fruma2113 on January 27, 2014, 10:19:20 AM
I have a 2001 Ford Taurus that currently needs 2500-3000 in repairs- rear tires, rear struts, oil leak and anti freeze leak need fixing, and a new ABS pump- what are some things to consider when deciding to put in the work or look into leasing a new car? (I can't afford to buy a car)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: henche on January 27, 2014, 10:21:56 AM
I have a 2001 Ford Taurus that currently needs 2500-3000 in repairs- rear tires, rear struts, oil leak and anti freeze leak need fixing, and a new ABS pump- what are some things to consider when deciding to put in the work or look into leasing a new car? (I can't afford to buy a car)

That is very doubtfully worth it. What's the blue book value of the car after you fix it? Would you buy it for 3k--I wouldn't.

Take the 3k and either lease a car, or buy a newer used car.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Super Speed on January 27, 2014, 10:29:33 AM
(I can't afford to buy a car)
Even with financing?

Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: henche on January 27, 2014, 10:35:25 AM
http://www.edmunds.com/ford/taurus/2001/tmv-appraise-results.html
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Sowhat on January 27, 2014, 10:54:04 AM
That is very doubtfully worth it. What's the blue book value of the car after you fix it? Would you buy it for 3k--I wouldn't.

Take the 3k and either lease a car, or buy a newer used car.

I think you need to consider this further.  After you invest the $3k, is the car ready to go?  If it is, you may be better off because any car that you buy for $3k, isn't going to fare much better.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on January 27, 2014, 01:55:37 PM
I have a 2001 Ford Taurus that currently needs 2500-3000 in repairs- rear tires, rear struts, oil leak and anti freeze leak need fixing, and a new ABS pump- what are some things to consider when deciding to put in the work or look into leasing a new car? (I can't afford to buy a car)
Who gave you that quote? Was it a professional mechanic? You can sometimes find a local guy who either is a starting mechanic or a yeshiva guy with a lot of free time who is very experienced with cars, but would charge a fraction of the price for the labor (which is generally the main expense).

Not to take away from the experience of real mechanics, as you can't compare a handy yeshiva guy to someone who has been doing this for years on hundreds or cars, but if money is tight, SOMETIMES this can be the way to go.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 06, 2014, 08:12:55 PM
I just changed my front brakes and rotors myself and found jacking up the car, putting it on jack stands, and removing the wheel were more work than actually swapping the brakes and rotors (total time 30 min)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on April 06, 2014, 08:27:58 PM
I just changed my front brakes and rotors myself and found jacking up the car, putting it on jack stands, and removing the wheel were more work than actually swapping the brakes and rotors (total time 30 min)
You should have used a hydraulic jack and impact drill.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 06, 2014, 10:11:03 PM
You should have used a hydraulic jack and impact drill.
I used a hydraulic jack but my impact drill wasn't powerful enough i think u need an air compressor. My lug nuts were stuck pretty hard
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on April 07, 2014, 02:07:28 AM
I used a hydraulic jack but my impact drill wasn't powerful enough i think u need an air compressor. My lug nuts were stuck pretty hard
Breaker bar...you just need torque.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on April 07, 2014, 02:08:13 AM
Call chaverim next time
;-)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yid on April 07, 2014, 02:24:24 AM
I have a 2001 Ford Taurus that currently needs 2500-3000 in repairs- rear tires, rear struts, oil leak and anti freeze leak need fixing, and a new ABS pump- what are some things to consider when deciding to put in the work or look into leasing a new car? (I can't afford to buy a car)
if you are in an adventurous mood then drive to the bronx and shop around for a cheap mechanic
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 07, 2014, 08:26:10 AM

if you are in an adventurous mood then drive to the bronx and shop around for a cheap mechanic
how would he know who's cheap & who's just ripping him off
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 07, 2014, 08:47:41 AM
Breaker bar...you just need torque.
if my tire iron and 250lbs isnt enough, what is. even by my mechanic the lug nuts always get stuck in the air drill
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: elikay on April 07, 2014, 09:37:54 AM
I hate when mechanics tighten your wheels so hard, that there's no chance you can ever change a flat yourself.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 07, 2014, 12:32:58 PM
I hate when mechanics tighten your wheels so hard, that there's no chance you can ever change a flat yourself.
Stopped to help someone change a flat on the thruway, new jeep i think.
The crappy wrench it comes with started to bend  ::)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on April 07, 2014, 12:33:19 PM
if my tire iron and 250lbs isnt enough, what is. even by my mechanic the lug nuts always get stuck in the air drill
Maybe the treads are off?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on April 07, 2014, 12:42:19 PM
if my tire iron and 250lbs isnt enough, what is. even by my mechanic the lug nuts always get stuck in the air drill
You need leverage.  The drill will not always work.  The breaker bar is about 24" - much more leverage.  IME (about 15 tire changes / week) it works almost every time the drill is not enough.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on April 07, 2014, 12:43:47 PM
Maybe the threads are off?
ftfy
That, or more likely rusted.
Let me guess, was it a Toyota...maybe Camry?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 07, 2014, 01:47:12 PM
ftfy
That, or more likely rusted.
Let me guess, was it a Toyota...maybe Camry?
Avalon. I actually cracked one of the bolts in the process, though replacing it was surprisingly simple once i had the caliper bracket and rotor off
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on April 07, 2014, 02:34:19 PM
Avalon. I actually cracked one of the bolts in the process, though replacing it was surprisingly simple once i had the caliper bracket and rotor off
Toyotas are known for rusting.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 07, 2014, 02:38:49 PM
Toyotas are known for rusting.
it seems to only be on the wheels and that area the undercarriage seems to be generally rust free
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: notanonymous on April 07, 2014, 05:39:16 PM
it seems to only be on the wheels and that area the undercarriage seems to be generally rust free
correct
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: an613 on August 28, 2014, 10:52:12 PM
Any recommendations for a reliable mechanic in Brooklyn?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: avibrooklyn on August 28, 2014, 11:53:10 PM
Any recommendations for a reliable mechanic in Brooklyn?

R and  D auto repair

New utrech & 66 st

Rafi
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Twin on August 28, 2014, 11:58:15 PM
Buick centry (think it's a 2001) my odometer and gas gauge is broken which one is easier/cheaper to fix?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moka on August 29, 2014, 12:12:19 AM
Buick centry (think it's a 2001) my odometer and gas gauge is broken which one is easier/cheaper to fix?
check the fuse
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: an613 on August 29, 2014, 07:02:45 AM

R and  D auto repair

New utrech & 66 st

Rafi

Thanks
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 29, 2014, 08:18:55 AM
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on August 29, 2014, 08:25:58 AM
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.
did u at least open the door panel to check the connection?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 29, 2014, 04:31:38 PM
did u at least open the door panel to check the connection?
no I didn't, I would like to. Is opening the door panel a big job? I'm always afraid that I won't be able to put it back together again afterwards...
Where can I get good instructions ?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on August 29, 2014, 04:43:00 PM
no I didn't, I would like to. Is opening the door panel a big job? I'm always afraid that I won't be able to put it back together again afterwards...
Where can I get good instructions ?
It's just a few clips. Taking a knife (not a sharp one, just flat) and wedging it between the door and the plastics with a gentle pry it should come off. Chances are you'll snap a couple of clips, You can get new clips in an auto supply store if you need them or from amazon/eBay for cheaper. You'll need to just do a drop of research to determine which clips are for your vehicle.

When pulling the plastic off the door you should pull next to the clips to avoid cracking the actual door plastic.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 29, 2014, 04:54:39 PM
It's just a few clips. Taking a knife (not a sharp one, just flat) and wedging it between the door and the plastics with a gentle pry it should come off. Chances are you'll snap a couple of clips, You can get new clips in an auto supply store if you need them or from amazon/eBay for cheaper. You'll need to just do a drop of research to determine which clips are for your vehicle.

When pulling the plastic off the door you should pull next to the clips to avoid cracking the actual door plastic.
OK thanks gonna do this..
Plus I watched this...
&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Crazy tools on August 29, 2014, 05:11:10 PM
OK thanks gonna do this..
Around the door handle and window and lock controls you may have to pop out additional clips. Not a big deal just take it slow and look for where the actual clip is and pull from that area.
The whole control piece with all the switches may pop out as one piece. Not sure about your car, but 06 impala should be fairly easy if you don't have 2 left hands
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: avibrooklyn on August 31, 2014, 10:33:37 AM
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.

Obviously rain is getting in from somewhere....
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 31, 2014, 10:56:29 AM
Obviously rain is getting in from somewhere....
and shorting the wires or ruining the actual speaker? Should I bother opening the door panel?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: bestwatchman on August 31, 2014, 12:36:27 PM
Any recommendations for a reliable mechanic in Brooklyn?
Asher's auto repair on 16th.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: avibrooklyn on August 31, 2014, 01:37:43 PM
and shorting the wires or ruining the actual speaker? Should I bother opening the door panel?

It can't hurt to open up the panel and take a look if u have the proper tools...


It's a simple job... the first time I opened up the panel of my car door I was afraid too

But since then I've done much bigger jobs on my car and saved a nice amount of $ B"H


The internet has it all, so if u have some free time I would say go for it
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: az on August 31, 2014, 02:26:59 PM
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.
can be a grounding issue
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: az on August 31, 2014, 02:31:47 PM
this guy is great for DIY car repairs
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 31, 2014, 02:37:40 PM
This seems to be a common issue when all of the speakers dont work. Water leaking from under the windshield and pooling behind the passenger seat and causing the speaker wires to short.


My question is whether it makes sense that the problem I am having, with only the front speakers can be attributed to the same set of wires behind the passenger seat leading to the rear speakers?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 01, 2014, 06:30:31 PM
OKAY. I just finished removing door panels, radio, checked seal under windshield, lifted carpet behind passenger seat etc.
All connections, wires and speakers look dry, uncorroded and in good condition.  >:(

Why do my speakers not work after the rain??  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Can someone recommend the best professional who could quickly diagnose and fix this?
(Not some "mechanic" who will charge me big $$$ to tear apart the entire car looking for a loose wire)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on September 01, 2014, 10:59:09 PM
Check out this forum post. Makes sense that it isn't the doors themselves since it is unlikely that both doors are leaking at the same exact time. Likely wiring in another location getting wet or as someone mentioned a common grounding point.

http://caddyinfo.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=42630
 
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on September 01, 2014, 11:06:10 PM
Here is another good post which points to an orange wire going to the factory amp in the trunk as the culprit: http://m.topix.com/forum/autos/chevrolet-impala/TNAM1V7U6HQBSOKHC

Do you have a sunroof by any chance?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on September 03, 2014, 12:55:57 AM
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.
I have the same car and the front left speaker stopped working completely, I ordered a replacement on ebay and followed the video to remove door panel and it works great.

Not of much help since your issue seems to be with the wiring but just wanted to share..
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 10, 2014, 04:23:42 PM
I checked all wires everywhere.. Looks like the speakers themselves are bad. I bought replacements.. Now I need to install them when I get a chance...
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 12, 2014, 05:59:38 PM
Replaced the speakers and it works like a dream!
The old ones were torn and falling apart.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: avibrooklyn on September 14, 2014, 12:32:30 AM
Replaced the speakers and it works like a dream!
The old ones were torn and falling apart.
Mazal tov
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moka on September 17, 2014, 04:29:57 PM
Anyone know where the cheapest place for a window motor and regulator replacement? I'm looking for part number 741-637 . It's for a 2000 Buick century. The cheapest I found is $31.85 on ebay.
If anyone knows of any cheaper places or if there's a difference in quality from different company's please let me know. Because the last one I bought on ebay only lasted me 4 months.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on September 21, 2014, 02:08:12 AM
Replaced the speakers and it works like a dream!
The old ones were torn and falling apart.
I found the same thing with mine it was in horrible condition, and the replacement I got on ebay was Bose. Works great now
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: voby27 on November 10, 2014, 03:37:05 PM
Anyone know of a place in/near queens for minor body work? My lease is ending and I want to repair the bumper before it goes back. Thanks
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on November 10, 2014, 10:23:14 PM
Anyone know of a place in/near queens for minor body work? My lease is ending and I want to repair the bumper before it goes back. Thanks
Maven Motors https://plus.google.com/114624791667484331705/about?gl=us&hl=en I never had body work done by them but for mechanic stuff, they are very honest IMO
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: voby27 on November 11, 2014, 11:59:24 AM
Thanks so much. I went today. Very nice people and easy to work with. I would recommend it.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on November 11, 2014, 12:31:43 PM
+1 to good dealings with maven.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 11, 2014, 02:08:22 PM
+1 to good dealings with maven.
+1
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Tankchucker on April 26, 2015, 06:08:27 PM
Any recommendation where to get a new tire for my old Camry, preferably a place that can repair tires also (Incase this one is repairable) a used tire would also be fine.  located in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: avromie7 on April 26, 2015, 06:14:06 PM
Any recommendation where to get a new tire for my old Camry, preferably a place that can repair tires also (Incase this one is repairable) a used tire would also be fine.  located in Brooklyn.
if your tire is damaged on the side wall it's definitely not reparable if it's a regular puncture on the tread it definitely is the only question is when there is a "big" puncture
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 26, 2015, 06:15:34 PM
Any recommendation where to get a new tire for my old Camry, preferably a place that can repair tires also (Incase this one is repairable) a used tire would also be fine.  located in Brooklyn.
i used crazy willies (cor. of foster ave and McDonald ave) for repairs and used tires
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Tankchucker on April 26, 2015, 06:23:35 PM
if your tire is damaged on the side wall it's definitely not reparable if it's a regular puncture on the tread it definitely is the only question is when there is a "big" puncture
Thanks, my tire has a bubble coming out on the side so I guess it's not repairable I got a car wash last night and all of a sudden this morning I saw the bubble on the side of the tire, I'm not going to fight with them because I'm not %100 sure that they damaged my tire, and even if I was it would take too much effort to get a dime out of them.
i used crazy willies (cor. of foster ave and McDonald ave) for repairs and used tires
How much does a standard used tire + installation cost over there? And is it a Jewish owned?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 26, 2015, 10:31:20 PM
Thanks, my tire has a bubble coming out on the side so I guess it's not repairable I got a car wash last night and all of a sudden this morning I saw the bubble on the side of the tire, I'm not going to fight with them because I'm not %100 sure that they damaged my tire, and even if I was it would take too much effort to get a dime out of them.How much does a standard used tire + installation cost over there? And is it a Jewish owned?
not jewish owned i think a good used tire is around $60
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on May 27, 2015, 11:30:16 PM
I'm looking to buy a portable jumpstarter for my car. What specs should I be looking for? It's for a full size sedan.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: jdross on May 28, 2015, 10:20:00 AM
I guess this is the right place to ask this. We plan on getting a new car pretty soon, something not too fancy. We got a new truck a couple years ago and its great but our one car is getting a bit old, it's a 1997, Toyota! All the cars we are looking at don't offer remote staters (compact and mid-size sedans) and as the winters here in Butte are freezing, I'd like to get one installed aftermarket.

Anyone have any recommendations?

We've also head horror stories about things like engines turning off and starters getting destroyed from the remote starter. Any truth to those or just urban legends?

Thanks,
JD
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: avromie7 on May 28, 2015, 11:31:20 PM
I guess this is the right place to ask this. We plan on getting a new car pretty soon, something not too fancy. We got a new truck a couple years ago and its great but our one car is getting a bit old, it's a 1997, Toyota! All the cars we are looking at don't offer remote staters (compact and mid-size sedans) and as the winters here in Butte are freezing, I'd like to get one installed aftermarket.

Anyone have any recommendations?

We've also head horror stories about things like engines turning off and starters getting destroyed from the remote starter. Any truth to those or just urban legends?

Thanks,
JD
It's true that if installed incorrectly you can have issues starting your car and you'll have no idea why. I got one installed in Lakewood at CSOradio for $375 IIRC. It was worth the price because of his reputation of doing it right
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: shtank on May 29, 2015, 12:37:07 AM
I'm looking to buy a portable jumpstarter for my car. What specs should I be looking for? It's for a full size sedan.
Thanks!
Truth is, the only one truly worth having is this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Jump-N-Carry-JNC660-1700-12-Volt-Starter/dp/B000JFJLP6
The only problem is that if you don't use it somewhat regularly, it may start to not hold a charge as well.
You will get quite a few boosts out of this on a single charge btw.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on June 22, 2015, 08:33:45 PM
So I am getting a new car soon and don't want to put any money into my old car... How bad is it to drive on this tire?city? Highway? (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/22/ce03d2d9b445185bf96e0d95a2cccf82.jpg)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on June 22, 2015, 10:23:21 PM
Do you care about having control of the car on a wet road?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: alpicone on June 22, 2015, 10:23:43 PM
You know you can get used tires for about $35 each
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on June 22, 2015, 10:31:04 PM
Do you care about having control of the car on a wet road?

You know you can get used tires for about $35 each
I know....  I am hoping to have a new car in the next two weeks and don't want to put money into a car that I am junking
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: smee123 on June 23, 2015, 08:26:17 AM
Drive very slowly, especially while turning and don't drive when its raining.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on June 23, 2015, 09:06:59 AM
Drive very slowly, especially while turning and don't drive when its raining.
Thanks... My mechanic says it's OK for a couple of weeks
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on June 23, 2015, 09:50:59 PM
How much should it cost to get a door lock actuator fixed on a 2005 Honda Civic?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 23, 2015, 10:18:55 PM
I just had some repairs done on an old car on the steering system. I had it done by a new guy in lakewood that ive dealt with in the past before he opened up a shop.
I am since experiencing all kinds of problems including a leaky radiator, a dead battery, and for some reason it doesnt go above 2100 rpm while in drive which makes it take forever to pick up speed.
It might be a coincidence since its an old car but seems weird to me. Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: popcorn1508 on June 23, 2015, 11:29:29 PM
You know you can get used tires for about $35 each
Where? The cheapest I've found in the past was $45. Is it worth it to get used tires over new?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 27, 2015, 12:10:55 AM


Looking for info and price of the wire harness snake thingy for the rear sliding door of a Honda Odyssey.

Don't even know what it's called to Google..

Would like to find a discussion, or better a video , of how to repair or replace this.

It keeps bending and getting stuck in the door. Door won't close all the way.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2mi0tpv.jpg)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on December 27, 2015, 12:21:46 AM
It's called a wire door loom.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 27, 2015, 09:55:30 AM
It's called a wire door loom.
Thanks. Still having a hard time pulling anything up in Google..
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 01, 2016, 08:04:07 AM
Eta called Honda and got the part number. 72584-tk8-a11 they wanted $80 for a new one.

Ended up removing the water proofing and fixing is myself. Just took out the broken links..
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 12, 2016, 10:01:50 PM
Should I buy these brakes and rotors from ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-320-mm-OE-Brake-Rotors-and-Ceramic-Pads-2011-2012-2013-2014-HONDA-ODYSSEY-/301308095728?fits=Year%3A2012%7CMake%3AHonda%7CModel%3AOdyssey%7CSubmodel%3ALX&hash=item46275cacf0:g:vkgAAOSwnLdWsPCL&vxp=mtr), or should I stick with more well known brands from auto zone for double the price?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: shmooz on September 18, 2016, 07:41:37 PM
I have a 3rd party car warranty. I know some consider it a waste but i've done pretty well with them. This one covers everything except exclusions.

Here's my question - the door check is failing. It is near the hinge and holds back the door from opening too far. The warranty company says it is a 'body part' which is not covered.

I could argue with them and pursue it but if they are basically right then i won't. What do you think?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 08, 2016, 05:24:29 PM
So I have a coolant leak which would cost approx $600 to repair. I am not willing to spend that amount on a 2003 car.  Up until now I have been getting by by filling it with water but now in the winter that will not be possible.   I usually use at least a gallon a week.

Anybody have any other ideas?

Thanks
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on December 08, 2016, 05:53:09 PM
Where is the leak from?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 09, 2016, 12:34:19 PM
Where is the leak from?

freeze plug on the engine block.  They have to remove the transmission to get to it.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on December 09, 2016, 02:08:15 PM
Maybe try BARS stop leak?..
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on December 10, 2016, 06:10:21 PM
freeze plug on the engine block.  They have to remove the transmission to get to it.
What car is it?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 12, 2016, 12:32:54 PM
What car is it?

2003 Chrysler T&C
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 12, 2016, 12:34:18 PM
Maybe try BARS stop leak?..

I tried one of these stop leaks but it did not work not sure which one I used

do you recommend a certain one?  It appears my leak is on the big side
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Entrepreneur on February 05, 2017, 01:17:54 PM
I have a 2009 Sienna, color is gold. Front bumper got banged in on the corner.  A repair shop said $600 for a new after market bumper with installation. 

Is hard to buy a used bumper and do it myself? Is it worth it?

Thanks


Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 05, 2017, 05:30:31 PM
I have a 2009 Sienna, color is gold. Front bumper got banged in on the corner.  A repair shop said $600 for a new after market bumper with installation. 

Is hard to buy a used bumper and do it myself? Is it worth it?

Thanks
not hard to replace a bumper cover if your handy.
The hard job is a quality paint job. From your post it sounds like its just dented. I'd personally prefer to leave a matching dented bumper cover in place rather than replace it with an black one
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: aygart on February 05, 2017, 06:08:56 PM
I have a 2009 Sienna, color is gold. Front bumper got banged in on the corner.  A repair shop said $600 for a new after market bumper with installation. 

Is hard to buy a used bumper and do it myself? Is it worth it?

Thanks



With a heat gun you can often pop the dent out.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 05, 2017, 07:49:56 PM
With a heat gun you can often pop the dent out.
#hair dryer
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: aygart on February 05, 2017, 08:07:21 PM
#hair dryer
Not as good but sometimes works too
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 05, 2017, 08:20:31 PM
Not as good but sometimes works too
OK. But heat guns only work if you have one.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: googwallet on February 05, 2017, 08:36:17 PM
My car needs to new tires. I'm not looking to spend much since it's an old car and could breakdown tomorrow (Impala '06), wondering if it makes more sense to buy used tires to replace existing ones or get cheap new tires?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 06, 2017, 07:41:02 AM
My car needs to new tires. I'm not looking to spend much since it's an old car and could breakdown tomorrow (Impala '06), wondering if it makes more sense to buy used tires to replace existing ones or get cheap new tires?
When making your decision factor in how important tires are to the car. What would you do if it were your brakes?  ;)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 06, 2017, 07:50:46 AM
When making your decision factor in how important tires are to the car. What would you do if it were your brakes?  ;)
except that brakes are half the price of tires of which 75 % is labor costs- good brake pads can be had for $30 , vs. tires of which 75% of the cost is equipment. ( Which is quite weird since replacing tires is significantly more labor intensive than changing tires, IME)
That's why (among other reasons) there's no market for used brakes while there is a string market for used tires.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 06, 2017, 07:55:40 AM
except that brakes are half the price of tires of which 75 % is labor costs- good brake pads can be had for $30 , vs. tires of which 75% of the cost is equipment. ( Which is quite weird since replacing tires is significantly more labor intensive than changing tires, IME)
That's why (among other reasons) there's no market for used brakes while there is a string market for used tires.
Not sure where you are getting your figures from. If you are going to pad slap you completely missed the point I was making which is safety not cost.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 06, 2017, 09:10:05 AM
When making your decision factor in how important tires are to the car. What would you do if it were your brakes?  ;)
I buy the cheapest brakes and rotors available on eBay.
I can't imagine the average mechanic shop uses anything more high end anyway..
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on February 06, 2017, 12:22:39 PM
We just purchased a new Toyota Sienna.
When I was leasing, I did minimum repairs, cheapest oil changes...

Now that is ours I want to maintain it well. What maintenance are necessary and where am I being ripped off?
Things that come to mind

Oil changes - How often is it really needed? Is it necessary to get non-synthetic oil? Do I relly need to get new filters each time and wash/flush the oil tank?

Brakes, Rotors  - How often?

Tires -

What else is needed?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ckmk47 on February 06, 2017, 12:36:47 PM
Are you doing the maintenance yourself? If so, I have no advice. You can probably find info on websites devoted to amateur mechanics. Good luck.


If you use a mechanic, find one that you trust. Ask him what you need to do to properly maintain your vehicle. And each time you're there remind him you want to be able to keep it for as long as possible.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 06, 2017, 12:48:31 PM
We just purchased a new Toyota Sienna.
When I was leasing, I did minimum repairs, cheapest oil changes...

Now that is ours I want to maintain it well. What maintenance are necessary and where am I being ripped off?
Things that come to mind

Oil changes - How often is it really needed? Is it necessary to get non-synthetic oil? Do I relly need to get new filters each time and wash/flush the oil tank?

Brakes, Rotors  - How often?

Tires -

What else is needed?
Just follow what is recommended in your manual for oil change. Brakes and tires are as needed and vary based on driving habits.
Air filter and cabin filter also by your manual.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 06, 2017, 12:53:47 PM
Not sure where you are getting your figures from. If you are going to pad slap you completely missed the point I was making which is safety not cost.
standard brake job by any mechanic is change pads, preferably with full ceramic. Flush brake lines, top off fluid when finished and change rotors every other brake job or as needed. If you have a lift, it takes about 15 min. I'm not sure what more you want safety wise in regards to brakes.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 06, 2017, 01:18:21 PM
standard brake job by any mechanic is change pads, preferably with full ceramic. Flush brake lines, top off fluid when finished and change rotors every other brake job or as needed. If you have a lift, it takes about 15 min. I'm not sure what more you want safety wise in regards to brakes.
You are way off base. Over 80% of brake jobs I have done needed rotors (new or turned). Many have had frozen caliper pins. Main thing with any brake job is to clean the calipers so the pads move freely. That takes time. It will take at least 15 minutes to do one wheel let alone all four.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 06, 2017, 02:05:44 PM
You are way off base. Over 80% of brake jobs I have done needed rotors (new or turned). Many have had frozen caliper pins. Main thing with any brake job is to clean the calipers so the pads move freely. That takes time. It will take at least 15 minutes to do one wheel let alone all four.
with good driving habits and no other underlying issues such as bad tires, wheels struts, etc. You should not need rotors that often. I'm not sure if your diagnosing it yourself , in that case you should know this already, or if your mechanic is fleecing you. Also I was comparing a set of tires to a set of brakes. Generally a set us two , front or back. Cleaning calipers should take about 5 min with a good caliper cleaner so 10 min to clean calipers 10 min for swap and drain. Max 25 min for a set. Mind you many mechanics do not clean the calipers unless they see significant build up or rust.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 06, 2017, 03:30:04 PM
with good driving habits and no other underlying issues such as bad tires, wheels struts, etc. You should not need rotors that often. I'm not sure if your diagnosing it yourself , in that case you should know this already, or if your mechanic is fleecing you. Also I was comparing a set of tires to a set of brakes. Generally a set us two , front or back. Cleaning calipers should take about 5 min with a good caliper cleaner so 10 min to clean calipers 10 min for swap and drain. Max 25 min for a set. Mind you many mechanics do not clean the calipers unless they see significant build up or rust.
Have you ever done any brakes yourself? Most people bring there cars to me when they here a noise. You want to guess what that noise is 99% of the time? Any mechanic that doesn't clean the caliper is a hack.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 06, 2017, 04:25:59 PM
Have you ever done any brakes yourself? Most people bring there cars to me when they here a noise. You want to guess what that noise is 99% of the time? Any mechanic that doesn't clean the caliper is a hack.
quite a few times all I'm saying is that mounting a tire is more laborer intensive than brakes and rotors. The main cost of tires is parts while the main cost of a brake job is labor
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 06, 2017, 04:37:55 PM
quite a few times all I'm saying is that mounting a tire is more laborer intensive than brakes and rotors.
You have to take the tire off and put back on for both jobs. I will bet the house I can get the new tire on the rim and balanced before you change the pads and rotors.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 06, 2017, 04:51:56 PM
You have to take the tire off and put back on for both jobs. I will bet the house I can get the new tire on the rim and balanced before you change the pads and rotors.
I doubt that. But that's just based off watching the tire shops. I've never mounted tires but I've done plenty of brake jobs
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: theduke on February 08, 2017, 04:22:28 PM
I have done breaks on my cars but sometimes it is really hard to take the rotors off and i don't want to brake anything. I usually bring the parts to my mechanic for them to finish. They only charge me for the labor and not the parts after. Just taking the tires off is the easy part.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 08, 2017, 04:33:52 PM
I have done breaks on my cars but sometimes it is really hard to take the rotors off and i don't want to brake anything. I usually bring the parts to my mechanic for them to finish. They only charge me for the labor and not the parts after. Just taking the tires off is the easy part.
If the rotors are stuck hit them with a hammer on the front side towards the middle. Don't hit on the back or where the pads touch the rotor.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: theduke on February 09, 2017, 08:45:26 AM
more like i couldn't get the bolts off behind the caliper, i even bought a torque wrench and my whole car was shaking when i was forcing it. I bought a jack and stands as well. My other car was much easier and I was able to do it.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 09, 2017, 09:05:59 AM
more like i couldn't get the bolts off behind the caliper, i even bought a torque wrench and my whole car was shaking when i was forcing it. I bought a jack and stands as well. My other car was much easier and I was able to do it.
got to be extra careful with those you can crack them if you apply to much force.
Is the vehicle by any chance a Toyota? They seem to attract a whole lot more rust than other vehicles in that area
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: theduke on February 09, 2017, 09:36:05 AM
Was actually an Odyssey with about 40 k miles, i'm thinking once the mechanic loosened it up I'll be able to do it myself next time. My camry and accord were easier.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 09, 2017, 05:00:38 PM
more like i couldn't get the bolts off behind the caliper, i even bought a torque wrench and my whole car was shaking when i was forcing it. I bought a jack and stands as well. My other car was much easier and I was able to do it.
This a problem. Don't use a torque wrench to remove bolts. Use a 6 point (not 12) socket with a breaker bar. Give it a quick hit with a hammer to try and break it loose. I assume no room for an impact wrench? You can also spray with penetrating oil and let sit before trying.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 12, 2017, 06:22:41 PM
Breaker bar is key
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on February 12, 2017, 09:42:44 PM
Breaker bar is key
sometimes.
Other times it will just crack the nuts right off. Definitely need penetrating grease and sometimes even that doesn't help
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: chinagel on February 12, 2017, 11:56:35 PM
my back bumpers coming off any quick fix w/o going to a body shop?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ual902 on April 05, 2017, 10:29:02 PM
How much should one pay to have this sucked back out\repair?

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Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on April 06, 2017, 05:51:39 AM
How much should one pay to have this sucked back out\repair?


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do it yourself self with a heat gun.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: aygart on April 06, 2017, 11:13:39 AM
do it yourself self with a heat gun.
+1 a good blow drier may also work
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ual902 on April 06, 2017, 12:57:39 PM
+1 a good blow drier may also work

Thanks I saw on YouTube
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: as2 on April 06, 2017, 01:18:29 PM
do it yourself self with a heat gun.

+1 a good blow drier may also work
I've seen this taken out by pouring boiling water over it and pushing it out from the inside.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: aygart on April 06, 2017, 01:35:02 PM
I've seen this taken out by pouring boiling water over it and pushing it out from the inside.
Same idea
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 16, 2017, 01:57:06 PM
Need new tire or a plug?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170616/f6a62d4a2e1d894ea5997049ea1cd426.jpg)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ben89 on June 16, 2017, 05:39:25 PM
Need new tire or a plug?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170616/f6a62d4a2e1d894ea5997049ea1cd426.jpg)
looks like new tire but you never know
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on June 16, 2017, 05:44:06 PM
Need new tire or a plug?

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170616/f6a62d4a2e1d894ea5997049ea1cd426.jpg)
new tire. That's already considered the sidewall
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 17, 2017, 09:45:52 PM
Need new tire or a plug?
New tire.
Title: Cheap Replacement Car Parts
Post by: Luvisrael on July 28, 2017, 02:31:21 PM
Anyone know of a specific place/website where I can get NEW replacement car parts? I need a bumper cover for my kia optima ex 2015... TIA
Title: Re: Cheap Replacement Car Parts
Post by: moko on July 28, 2017, 04:01:59 PM
I picked up a bumper cover for my 04 Avalon recently on Amazon for $90. Did the install myself.
Title: Re: Cheap Replacement Car Parts
Post by: Tuna Baygel on July 28, 2017, 04:29:45 PM
Anyone know of a place I can get authentic replacement carpet mats for my car without paying dealer prices
Title: Re: Cheap Replacement Car Parts
Post by: Luvisrael on July 29, 2017, 11:38:57 PM
I picked up a bumper cover for my 04 Avalon recently on Amazon for $90. Did the install myself.
it came pre painted?
Title: Re: Cheap Replacement Car Parts
Post by: moko on July 29, 2017, 11:45:53 PM
it came pre painted?
no. I now can spot my car from a distance
Title: Re: Cheap Replacement Car Parts
Post by: shimmy on July 31, 2017, 12:34:40 AM
#here are some of the sources I have used

1. Amazon


2. Ebay
(I have purchased PAINTED bumper covers)

3. Rockauto.com


also if you dont mind checking out junkyards than go to:
4. car-part.com
you van search based on distance for the part you are looking for


Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Marko Rubio on August 09, 2017, 04:46:40 PM
when inserting a usb to my 2016 toyota sienna it wont come up on the screen, i have tried multiple usb and even tried the same usb by other siennas and it works fine,
 it does connect to the usb plug cause when i plug in a phone it will charge it just dosent show on the screen that a usb is plugged in (usb port stays light) what may be the problem?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on August 16, 2017, 07:09:23 PM
Anyone have any experience with a chevy impala, a loud click-clicking noise coming from behind the air vents? A little research tells me i need to replace a few of the actuators. Anyone have similar experience?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 16, 2017, 07:22:37 PM
Anyone have any experience with a chevy impala, a loud click-clicking noise coming from behind the air vents? A little research tells me i need to replace a few of the actuators. Anyone have similar experience?
I had a weird tinkling noise a while back. It went away after a few months...
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on August 16, 2017, 07:28:22 PM
I had a weird tinkling noise a while back. It went away after a few months...
Mine's not going away unless i replace the part. mechanic wants $200-$300. Parts cost around $60 and youtube makes it pretty self explanatory. Should be a no-brainer.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ual902 on January 11, 2018, 06:18:34 PM
Financed a  Camry XSE  2016, so until now I was under the Toyota care for every 5000 miles get free oil change at a Toyota dealer, but the Toyota care has expired so I have to now pay for my own oil changes, so from what I under stand is the that Toyota requirement is to change  FLUID  synthetic oil change every 10000 miles and NOT 5000 miles?.

That is what the guys at the Toyota oil changes told me that Oil fluid changes need to be done every 10000 miles and not 5000 miles.




Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on January 11, 2018, 06:27:38 PM
Financed a  Camry XSE  2016, so until now I was under the Toyota care for every 5000 miles get free oil change at a Toyota dealer, but the Toyota care has expired so I have to now pay for my own oil changes, so from what I under stand is the that Toyota requirement is to change  FLUID  synthetic oil change every 10000 miles and NOT 5000 miles?.

That is what the guys at the Toyota oil changes told me that Oil fluid changes need to be done every 10000 miles and not 5000 miles.
check the owners manual
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ual902 on January 11, 2018, 06:51:21 PM
check the owners manual

Thanks for the suggestion, but thought since the Camry is such a popular car, just wanted to know what others do.

Thanks-
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ludmila on January 11, 2018, 11:48:43 PM
Thanks for the suggestion, but thought since the Camry is such a popular car, just wanted to know what others do.

Thanks-
Most new cars are every 10k, mine is not a Camry though.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ual902 on January 12, 2018, 01:35:39 AM
Most new cars are every 10k, mine is not a Camry though.

Thanks that was helpful.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Eliyohu on January 12, 2018, 09:01:22 AM
Financed a  Camry XSE  2016, so until now I was under the Toyota care for every 5000 miles get free oil change at a Toyota dealer, but the Toyota care has expired so I have to now pay for my own oil changes, so from what I under stand is the that Toyota requirement is to change  FLUID  synthetic oil change every 10000 miles and NOT 5000 miles?.

That is what the guys at the Toyota oil changes told me that Oil fluid changes need to be done every 10000 miles and not 5000 miles.
check the owners manual
Most new cars are every 10k, mine is not a Camry though.
For some reason I could never find that information in the owners manual.. and my own Googling I was never very successful in getting a clear answer.. however in Lakewood the consensus (from the oil change places all) seem to be 8000 Miles...
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: aygart on January 12, 2018, 09:29:20 AM
For some reason I could never find that information in the owners manual.. and my own Googling I was never very successful in getting a clear answer.. however in Lakewood the consensus (from the oil change places all) seem to be 8000 Miles...
Why would they tell you to get one sooner than needed.....
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Eliyohu on January 12, 2018, 09:39:29 AM
Why would they tell you to get one sooner than needed.....
There was a reason I wrote it in parentheses...
Title: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: zevi on August 16, 2018, 05:54:19 PM
Anyone have that their windshield wiper  fluid doesnít spay. Yes I just refilled it
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 16, 2018, 05:59:17 PM
Anyone have that their windshield wiper  fluid doesnít spay. Yes I just refilled it
Many times. What's your question?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: zevi on August 16, 2018, 06:01:10 PM
Many times. What's your question?
How did you fix it?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 16, 2018, 06:05:36 PM
How did you fix it?
All different problems. Raging from a fuse to replacing the motor (pump). Need more info. Activate the washer and listen if you hear and noise.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: zevi on August 16, 2018, 06:23:38 PM
All different problems. Raging from a fuse to replacing the motor (pump). Need more info. Activate the washer and listen if you hear and noise.
Itís a Honda Accord. Yes I hear a noise.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 16, 2018, 08:10:19 PM
Itís a Honda Accord. Yes I hear a noise.
That's a good sign. What year? One possibility is it is gummed up on the bottom on the fluid container. Had that issue on a 2001 Mustang.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yelped on August 16, 2018, 09:55:16 PM
Is the hose ripped? Check by the splitter, too. Open your hood and spray the fluid, watch what happens.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Berenstein Bear on August 16, 2018, 11:08:36 PM
How important is replacing the timing belt? Our 09 camry is at 130k+ miles. A friend mentioned that if you don't do after 100k, you risk bad accident, costly repairs etc. What's the consensus on that?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on August 16, 2018, 11:13:37 PM
How important is replacing the timing belt? Our 09 camry is at 130k+ miles. A friend mentioned that if you don't do after 100k, you risk bad accident, costly repairs etc. What's the consensus on that?
you can check the tension and elasticity. Does the 09 Camry have a belt or chain? I just changed my 04 Avalon at 160k
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 16, 2018, 11:16:19 PM
How important is replacing the timing belt? Our 09 camry is at 130k+ miles. A friend mentioned that if you don't do after 100k, you risk bad accident, costly repairs etc. What's the consensus on that?
If it is an interference engine run don't walk to get it done. I just did one the other day.

Interference engines
No discussion of timing belts and timing chains would be complete without a few words about interference engines. An interference engine is one in which the valves and pistons occupy the same space in the cylinder Ė but not at the same time. Itís a very efficient type of engine, but if youíre slack about maintenance, you could run into trouble. If you end up with a broken timing belt, the valves and pistons could end up in the cylinder at the same time. We probably donít need to tell you that this would be a very bad thing. On a non-interference engine, the belt could break and not cause internal damage, because the pistons and valves are never in the same place.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on December 03, 2018, 10:46:07 AM
Need to replace an old screen that was installed in my 2010 Camry LE
The car didn't come with navi/backup and so we had a one installed.

A few weeks ago the screen stopped turning on, meaning there was still taking power from the car but nothing showing on the screen
So I purchased a new similar one through Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XP7NZK1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BltbCbBPRVW9G
My Problem installing the new one didn't help

It came with its own wiring harness which I connected to the cars harness x3
there are three wires that didn't come connected but I don't think those have to be.

Attached is a picture of the wires

Any help would be much appreciated

Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: as2 on December 03, 2018, 11:50:39 AM
Need to replace an old screen that was installed in my 2010 Camry LE
The car didn't come with navi/backup and so we had a one installed.

A few weeks ago the screen stopped turning on, meaning there was still taking power from the car but nothing showing on the screen
So I purchased a new similar one through Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XP7NZK1/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BltbCbBPRVW9G
My Problem installing the new one didn't help

It came with its own wiring harness which I connected to the cars harness x3
there are three wires that didn't come connected but I don't think those have to be.

Attached is a picture of the wires

Any help would be much appreciated
How do you know it's receiving power if it's not turning on? Is there a power light? If you can, locate the wire that feeds the screen specifically and follow that back past the connection. Being that the new screen didn't help, you can deduct that most likely the disconnect is on the car side of things not the display. Check all the wires on the car side of the connection, to make sure none are damaged or cut, thus interfering with the power to the screen.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on December 03, 2018, 01:20:37 PM
How do you know it's receiving power if it's not turning on? Is there a power light? If you can, locate the wire that feeds the screen specifically and follow that back past the connection. Being that the new screen didn't help, you can deduct that most likely the disconnect is on the car side of things not the display. Check all the wires on the car side of the connection, to make sure none are damaged or cut, thus interfering with the power to the screen.
thanks, the buttons next to the screen do light up meaning there is some sort of power coming rhrough, as far as I can tell all the wires are intact
Guess I'll bring it to someone to have it checked out
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on December 04, 2018, 05:03:58 PM
ETA.
Gave it another shot and figured it out! One of the wires wasn't connected properly and was causing a short.

Figured this out after a friend suggested that I check the fuse, which turns out was blown I went ahead and replaced it and it blew again until I disconnected the faulty wire and replaced the fuse again (good thing I splurged for a package of 5 lol)
And BH all good now!


Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: as2 on December 04, 2018, 05:16:56 PM
ETA.
Gave it another shot and figured it out! One of the wires wasn't connected properly and was causing a short.

Figured this out after a friend suggested that I check the fuse, which turns out was blown I went ahead and replaced it and it blew again until I disconnected the faulty wire and replaced the fuse again (good thing I splurged for a package of 5 lol)
And BH all good now!
Nice! Kicking myself for not thinking of that.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: MisterHock on December 16, 2018, 07:31:55 PM
Can anyone recommend a reputable shop in Brooklyn for brake pads/rotors?

My lease is going back in 2019 but I desperately need new brakes now so not looking too spend much...

Thanks
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on December 16, 2018, 09:41:11 PM


Can anyone recommend a reputable shop in Brooklyn for brake pads/rotors?

My lease is going back in 2019 but I desperately need new brakes now so not looking too spend much...

Thanks

This guy.

Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 16, 2018, 09:45:40 PM
Can anyone recommend a reputable shop in Brooklyn for brake pads/rotors?

My lease is going back in 2019 but I desperately need new brakes now so not looking too spend much...

Thanks
Not willing to tackle this yourself? Pads and rotors is pretty simple and straight forward.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on December 16, 2018, 10:53:50 PM
Not willing to tackle this yourself? Pads and rotors is pretty simple and straight forward.
+1 but without a lift and proper tools, expect this 20 min job to take an hour
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 16, 2018, 11:34:19 PM
+1 but without a lift and proper tools, expect this 20 min job to take an hour
Floor jack and many parts stores will lend any tools or just bring it by my house.  :)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: as2 on December 16, 2018, 11:44:25 PM
Floor jack and many parts stores will lend any tools or just bring it by my house.  :)
Be careful, I might just do that.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 16, 2018, 11:48:16 PM
Be careful, I might just do that.
I am an excellent instructor.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: as2 on December 17, 2018, 12:03:56 AM
I am an excellent instructor.
I'd always rather learn to do it myself, rather than have someone do it for me.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on December 30, 2018, 12:59:28 PM
I'd always rather learn to do it myself, rather than have someone do it for me.
Learn from the pro the first time and tackle it yourself from then on?

 Any recommendations where to search for parts for your specific car? Looking for a part, but even after entering the car make and model I still can't pull up that item.
 Is there a site to find the exact match, or autozone is going to be my best bet?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 30, 2018, 03:28:43 PM
Any recommendations where to search for parts for your specific car? Looking for a part, but even after entering the car make and model I still can't pull up that item.
 Is there a site to find the exact match, or autozone is going to be my best bet?
I use Advance, Pepboys and Autozone. For a body part try Rock Auto.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on December 30, 2018, 03:30:21 PM
I use Advance, Pepboys and Autozone. For a body part try Rock Auto.
I looked everywhere for a new window gasket, cant find it or rather have no clue what it's called.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 30, 2018, 03:40:33 PM
I looked everywhere for a new window gasket, cant find it or rather have no clue what it's called.
Make/model
The gasket on the door for the window?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Pad18 on December 30, 2018, 03:43:08 PM
i found that eBay will be very competitive for parts. specifically for oem parts !
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Definitions on December 30, 2018, 03:44:11 PM
I looked everywhere for a new window gasket, cant find it or rather have no clue what it's called.
Weather strip?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on December 30, 2018, 03:44:38 PM
i found that eBay will be very competitive for parts. specifically for oem parts !
True but I just like them now.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on December 30, 2018, 05:11:50 PM
Make/model
The gasket on the door for the window?
Yes, the frame/gasket for the window.
Chevy express 2500, Year 2010 passenger side.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on December 30, 2018, 05:12:25 PM
Weather strip?
Nope, the gasket which cases the window when rolled up, to close.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yitzgar on December 30, 2018, 05:16:33 PM
Make/model
The gasket on the door for the window?
I am looking for this for 2016 Sentra. What's it called?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on January 01, 2019, 07:52:38 AM
Stop by a salvage yard and check if they have
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: nucheiner on January 22, 2019, 11:50:18 AM
Where's the cheapest place for a battery for a Sienna? Either in Lakewood locally or online
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 07, 2019, 10:45:52 AM
Kids used CD player slot as a pushka for all the change...

I would have to remove all the trims, pull out the radio and shake it I guess..

What do I need to know about radio code?

Honda Odyssey
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Pad18 on February 07, 2019, 10:50:31 AM
Kids used CD player slot as a pushka for all the change...

I would have to remove all the trims, pull out the radio and shake it I guess..

What do I need to know about radio code?

Honda Odyssey

very simple, fill out this form and you will get your code : https://radio-navicode.honda.com/ under "get codes"

good luck
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on February 07, 2019, 10:50:44 AM
Kids used CD player slot as a pushka for all the change...

I would have to remove all the trims, pull out the radio and shake it I guess..

What do I need to know about radio code?

Honda Odyssey
Be glad they didn't use the cigarette lighter as a pushke, I know someone who's kid put a penny in there and it somehow shorted the whole car.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 07, 2019, 12:04:43 PM
very simple, fill out this form and you will get your code : https://radio-navicode.honda.com/ under "get codes"

good luck
Great thanks!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: DealKiller on February 07, 2019, 02:08:55 PM
Be glad they didn't use the cigarette lighter as a pushke, I know someone who's kid put a penny in there and it somehow shorted the whole car.
They should thank their child then. Something is wrong with the car if it didn't just blow the fuse.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 10, 2019, 11:16:55 AM
very simple, fill out this form and you will get your code : https://radio-navicode.honda.com/ under "get codes"

good luck
I took out radio, opened it up and got a handful of change. Put it back in and all works fine bh.
No codes required. Was there supposed to be?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Pad18 on February 10, 2019, 12:14:00 PM
I took out radio, opened it up and got a handful of change. Put it back in and all works fine bh.
No codes required. Was there supposed to be?

with Honda even if the battery will die and you will technically "have to" put back the code, they have on some model the ability that when you press for a few sec on the on/off it will connect without a code, in the case that it's the original radio etc .. so its look like what happen to you. :)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ual902 on March 01, 2019, 11:17:32 AM
Any links to purchase genuine    windshield wipers for Camery 2016?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Entrepreneur on March 04, 2019, 01:49:58 PM
My 2009 Sienna battery will randomly die. No lights are left on. Even when dead, lights turn on and off. I boost it and Iím fine but then it dies again, sometimes after a week sometime a couple of weeks.

I donít just want to replace the battery if thatís not to root cause.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on March 04, 2019, 10:02:04 PM
My 2009 Sienna battery will randomly die. No lights are left on. Even when dead, lights turn on and off. I boost it and Iím fine but then it dies again, sometimes after a week sometime a couple of weeks.

I donít just want to replace the battery if thatís not to root cause.

Any ideas?
alternator? https://youtu.be/COJr7OB23Hw
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: cmey on March 04, 2019, 10:11:53 PM
My 2009 Sienna battery will randomly die. No lights are left on. Even when dead, lights turn on and off. I boost it and Iím fine but then it dies again, sometimes after a week sometime a couple of weeks.

I donít just want to replace the battery if thatís not to root cause.

Any ideas?

Get the battery tested. Plenty of places will do it free. Thereís no ambiguity. Either it will pass the load test or it will need replacement. You can check the terminals for corrosion. Sometimes that can be the issue.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: DealKiller on March 04, 2019, 10:49:01 PM
My 2009 Sienna battery will randomly die. No lights are left on. Even when dead, lights turn on and off. I boost it and Iím fine but then it dies again, sometimes after a week sometime a couple of weeks.

I donít just want to replace the battery if thatís not to root cause.

Any ideas?
If it is the original battery just go ahead and replace it then go from there.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on March 04, 2019, 11:11:14 PM
Weather strip?

I am looking for this for 2016 Sentra. What's it called?
https://www.gmpartsgiant.com/parts/gm-channel-25759240.html

 This is what I was looking for assuming you want the same for a Sentra?


Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on March 04, 2019, 11:16:47 PM
If it is the original battery just go ahead and replace it then go from there.
Don't agree, if the battery is not the problem why waste time and money, he should try above steps before replacing battery.
 Either alternator or leaving plugs in their sockets or a weak battery.
 Test the battery and then go from there.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: DealKiller on March 04, 2019, 11:41:48 PM
Don't agree, if the battery is not the problem why waste time and money, he should try above steps before replacing battery.
10 year old battery that is not a problem?
If any self respecting mechanic tells you it doesn't need to be replaced run as fast as you can.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yitzgar on March 04, 2019, 11:45:20 PM
https://www.gmpartsgiant.com/parts/gm-channel-25759240.html

 This is what I was looking for assuming you want the same for a Sentra?
Thanks, yeah
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yelped on March 05, 2019, 12:14:00 AM
Don't agree, if the battery is not the problem why waste time and money, he should try above steps before replacing battery.
 Either alternator or leaving plugs in their sockets or a weak battery.
 Test the battery and then go from there.
Why are you arguing with the expert who was willing to come down to Lakewood to fix your van up thread?  ;D
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on March 05, 2019, 01:27:56 AM
Why are you arguing with the expert who was willing to come down to Lakewood to fix your van up thread?  ;D
Where you see that offer?

 
10 year old battery that is not a problem?
If any self respecting mechanic tells you it doesn't need to be replaced run as fast as you can.
Didn't say that's not the problem, just said to check the battery before purchasing a new one.

 For example you go to sears which I have done for quite some time to test your battery and see what's left in the battery and give you a refund based on what's left and then swap it out for a new one if needed.

 Yes from what he wrote in his post up thread it seems like the alternator or a weak battery which needs to be replaced.
(Didn't pay attention to the 10 year fact, sorry about that. Your probably right being that it's 10 years, and depending if the car was sitting for a while without being used.)   
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: justaregularguy on March 06, 2019, 01:06:08 AM
I donít know how this thread works but Iíll pop a question anyway: a friend of mine got scraped on the side and the guy said heíll pay just donít go through police. He shopped around for a fender replacement and heís coming in at 1400-1600$ range. Is that regular? Anyone know a good body shop in 5t Long Island area?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Miami on March 06, 2019, 10:07:53 AM
I donít know how this thread works but Iíll pop a question anyway: a friend of mine got scraped on the side and the guy said heíll pay just donít go through police. He shopped around for a fender replacement and heís coming in at 1400-1600$ range. Is that regular? Anyone know a good body shop in 5t Long Island area?
precision-auto-body honest and reliable
(516) 371-1137
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Yitzshpitz on March 06, 2019, 10:54:41 AM
I donít know how this thread works but Iíll pop a question anyway: a friend of mine got scraped on the side and the guy said heíll pay just donít go through police. He shopped around for a fender replacement and heís coming in at 1400-1600$ range. Is that regular? Anyone know a good body shop in 5t Long Island area?

The term fender bender makes it sound cheap but a new bumper by itself can cost over a thousand dollars especially if it needs a paint job too. Prestige is very good, also Hewlett auto body is reputable.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: justaregularguy on March 06, 2019, 08:04:08 PM
precision-auto-body honest and reliable
(516) 371-1137
lol. went to him first. looking for something cheaper than 1400 but looks like this is the going price.
The term fender bender makes it sound cheap but a new bumper by itself can cost over a thousand dollars especially if it needs a paint job too. Prestige is very good, also Hewlett auto body is reputable.
thanks
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Definitions on March 11, 2019, 12:30:37 AM
My car recently got a coolant leak. I still have to figure out from where. Hopefully it's something small. (2nd car of mine that had a coolant issue  >:( )

There isn't any direct access to the radiator so I couldn't see what color coolant was in there. So I went to Walmart and bought this coolant
https://goo.gl/images/MkLxDk
since it said compatible with any coolant and it was the cheapest.

Now my reservoir looks like this

(https://i.ibb.co/FKMjRwp/IMG-20190310-161904118.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6mxfjPQ)

Question 1: is it likely due to mixing coolants?
Question 2 : if I drive it around like that for a couple of days will it clog up anything (I'll keep an eye on the temp)?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: mmgfarb on March 11, 2019, 03:51:34 AM
My car recently got a coolant leak. I still have to figure out from where. Hopefully it's something small. (2nd car of mine that had a coolant issue  >:( )

There isn't any direct access to the radiator so I couldn't see what color coolant was in there. So I went to Walmart and bought this coolant
https://goo.gl/images/MkLxDk
since it said compatible with any coolant and it was the cheapest.

Now my reservoir looks like this

(https://i.ibb.co/FKMjRwp/IMG-20190310-161904118.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6mxfjPQ)

Question 1: is it likely due to mixing coolants?
Question 2 : if I drive it around like that for a couple of days will it clog up anything (I'll keep an eye on the temp)?
Coolant is just a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze, it doesn't matter what type you buy. Hard to tell what's going on from that picture but it seems like you should definitely have that checked out.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: 4yourinfo on March 11, 2019, 03:52:43 PM
Coolant is just a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze, it doesn't matter what type you buy. Hard to tell what's going on from that picture but it seems like you should definitely have that checked out.
-1
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: DealKiller on March 13, 2019, 05:01:04 PM
Coolant is just a 50/50 mix of water and antifreeze, it doesn't matter what type you buy. Hard to tell what's going on from that picture but it seems like you should definitely have that checked out.
-1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATlLShgtyRA
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on March 14, 2019, 05:49:41 PM
Maybe I should have asked my question in this thread but here's a link to my thread...dot-dot-dot

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=102261.0
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on April 08, 2019, 07:56:15 PM
2010 Honda CRV, the A/C compressor will sometimes not go on at all, and when it does go on the cold air will warm up a little every 30 seconds. Can the problem be the relay, clutch and/or freon?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on April 09, 2019, 03:00:47 AM
2010 Honda CRV, the A/C compressor will sometimes not go on at all, and when it does go on the cold air will warm up a little every 30 seconds. Can the problem be the relay, clutch and/or freon?
Many times your freon needs to be flushed and replaced.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on April 09, 2019, 03:04:40 AM
OTP7VSXM coupon code and clip the 10% coupon.
$13.99 Good price.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07N5ZGJ2M/?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Definitions on April 29, 2019, 02:02:08 PM
Any ideas on what to do for a key that very often doesn't turn in the ignition. It's not the steering wheel lock.

I have to wiggle it around until it finally could turn. I could get a replacement lock cylinder on eBay for cheap but would rather not because then I'd need two keys one for door and one for ignition.

I saw a video where someone hits the key with a hammer to fix it on a different car.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on April 29, 2019, 04:14:24 PM
Any ideas on what to do for a key that very often doesn't turn in the ignition. It's not the steering wheel lock.

I have to wiggle it around until it finally could turn. I could get a replacement lock cylinder on eBay for cheap but would rather not because then I'd need two keys one for door and one for ignition.

I saw a video where someone hits the key with a hammer to fix it on a different car.
Sounds like there is something wrong with the cylinder on the steering wheel,if the pins are messed up then the cylinder won't work properly.
 Did you try a 2nd key you have? Maybe it's the key and not the cylinder? 

 If you know what your doing try to reprogram a new key to use to start the car.(remember on most cars there's a transponder on the key and playing around with it might mess up the synchronization to start the vehicle.)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: nucheiner on April 30, 2019, 12:55:47 AM
How easy is it to change the hydraulic lift supports on the trunk door of an '09 Toyota Sienna?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on April 30, 2019, 04:14:14 AM
How easy is it to change the hydraulic lift supports on the trunk door of an '09 Toyota Sienna?
As easy as finding a replacement, whether online (ebay, amazon) or an auto shop like autoZone which sells such parts and then taking a star key or a rachet set to unscrew the hydraulic lift on one side and then move on to the other side when your done.
 Would recommend you use a piece of wood of some sort or a ladder to support the liftgate (back trunk) from closing on you while doing the repair. "Safety first"
 The bolts might be a bit hard to loosen, was extremely snug when I tried to loosen them on my car. If a hand screw driver doesn't work take a rachet with the correct bit, and try not to strip the screw or else your going to need to drill it out which is not something you want to do if you don't have to.
 Or if above doesn't work try a breaker bar or a pipe over the rachet for more leverage and if that doesn't work try WD-40 or some lubricant and let it sit for a bit and then try and if still not a plain old torch to heat up the nut/bolt. Again be careful not to strip the bolt on the removal nor on the installation.

 Easy fix if you have the correct tools.
 Good luck.

 ETA: I see all you need is a flat head screw driver and pry it right off, really simple.
  Check out this video where he demastrates how to do it.


And a link for the product on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=power+liftgate+strong+arm+6140&i=automotive

Or walk into Auto zone and give them the year, make and model and they'll tell you exactly where to find a new pair.
  Here's some of them listed on their website.

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/989378_53250_0?aqs=

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/250717_53250_0?aqs=

Also seems to depend if you have a powered lift gate or a non powered lift gate.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: nucheiner on May 07, 2019, 09:28:26 PM


ETA: I see all you need is a flat head screw driver and pry it right off, really simple.
  Check out this video where he demastrates how to do it.


And a link for the product on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=power+liftgate+strong+arm+6140&i=automotive

Or walk into Auto zone and give them the year, make and model and they'll tell you exactly where to find a new pair.
  Here's some of them listed on their website.

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/989378_53250_0?aqs=

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/250717_53250_0?aqs=

Also seems to depend if you have a powered lift gate or a non powered lift gate.

Tysm MYI. Took about 10 minutes start to finish. Plug n play more or less. Ordered from RockAuto.

Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 08, 2019, 12:58:43 AM

Tysm MYI. Took about 10 minutes start to finish. Plug n play more or less. Ordered from RockAuto.
Glad it worked out.
  And the next repair needed I hope you do as well.
(Saves you time and money.)
  just curious I would assume Amazon /eBay had it for the same prices or similar prices?
 only suggested Amazon as they ship it within a day or two with prime assuming you wanted it ASAP, as well usually Amazon and eBay is cheaper on parts versus buying from an auto store.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: nucheiner on May 08, 2019, 01:20:26 AM
Glad it worked out.
  And the next repair needed I hope you do as well.
(Saves you time and money.)
  just curious I would assume Amazon /eBay had it for the same prices or similar prices?
 only suggested Amazon as they ship it within a day or two with prime assuming you wanted it ASAP, as well usually Amazon and eBay is cheaper on parts versus buying from an auto store.
RockAutos prices are quite solid and I felt they are a bit more reliable for the item to be good quality and exact fit. (Amazon was in fact a couple dollars less and free shipping) I needed air filters as well, which were quite cheap for the quality. Ordered at midnight and got it less then 48 hrs later FedEx.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 08, 2019, 01:22:51 AM
RockAutos prices are quite solid and I felt they are a bit more reliable for the item to be good quality and exact fit. (Amazon was in fact a couple dollars less and free shipping) I needed air filters as well, which were quite cheap for the quality. Ordered at midnight and got it less then 48 hrs later FedEx.
That's pretty good 48 hours later.
 I hear definitely understood why you went with RockAuto versus from Amazon and in doubt if it's a real part or some knock off which won't last.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Zalc on May 08, 2019, 10:11:28 PM
Any good body shops in Brooklyn ( CH area)?

Door panel damage...
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ADG on May 13, 2019, 10:44:27 AM
Anyone know a reliable trustworthy honest mechanic in brooklyn?

If you know any such person / business in any location please post to wiki.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Zalc on May 13, 2019, 11:08:46 AM
Anyone know a reliable trustworthy honest mechanic in brooklyn?

If you know any such person / business in any location please post to wiki.
I've been happy with Empire Auto Center on Utica Ave.
Owned by 2 Jewish brothers.

Empire Auto Center
485 Utica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11203
(718) 756-6050

https://maps.app.goo.gl/wh8Mei7zwZPLJKHQ6
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 13, 2019, 04:08:07 PM
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Zalc on May 13, 2019, 04:13:31 PM
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
Model car?
Did you Google it?
Sometimes you need to pull it out like 1/2"
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 13, 2019, 05:54:01 PM
Model car?
Did you Google it?
Sometimes you need to pull it out like 1/2"
Audi S5
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 13, 2019, 10:32:49 PM
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
Read from here until you see what your problem is.
 Basically the vapor recovery system, vacuum system and or the charcoal.

 Start reading here and you'll see a link @ChaimMoskowitz gave me.
 
 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19273.msg2036728#msg2036728

Interesting enough after having the tank dropped twice and put back, bh that issue is gone. And a real breeze at the gas pump. Always making sure to never top up my gas tank, it clicks, off goes the hose.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yesitsme on May 13, 2019, 11:00:09 PM
My 2009 Sienna battery will randomly die. No lights are left on. Even when dead, lights turn on and off. I boost it and Iím fine but then it dies again, sometimes after a week sometime a couple of weeks.

I donít just want to replace the battery if thatís not to root cause.

Any ideas?
My father had this when the light in the glove compartment wouldn't turn off even when closed (Before LED was in).
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: thaber on May 13, 2019, 11:58:57 PM
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
We get this a lot in CA, where there is a very strong environmental gizmo on the pump for vapor recovery. In some cars you have to hold the nozzle up, otherwise it thinks its full. Try holding it up while pumping
ETA, I see @myi beat me to it
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 14, 2019, 09:24:27 AM
We get this a lot in CA, where there is a very strong environmental gizmo on the pump for vapor recovery. In some cars you have to hold the nozzle up, otherwise it thinks its full. Try holding it up while pumping
ETA, I see @myi beat me to it
Read from here until you see what your problem is.
 Basically the vapor recovery system, vacuum system and or the charcoal.

 Start reading here and you'll see a link @ChaimMoskowitz gave me.
 
 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19273.msg2036728#msg2036728

Interesting enough after having the tank dropped twice and put back, bh that issue is gone. And a real breeze at the gas pump. Always making sure to never top up my gas tank, it clicks, off goes the hose.
Thanks Guys and to the retired @ChaimMoskowitz while im prob not gonna fix it myself or take it in (unless i should?!  ;D) it makes sense to me now and when i stand at the pump for 35min ill know y (or ill just go to NJ  ;))
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: as2 on May 14, 2019, 10:18:57 AM
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
Do you have a back flow safety flap on the opening to your tank? Sometimes that causes the pump to think its full when it isn't.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 14, 2019, 10:21:46 AM
Do you have a back flow safety flap on the opening to your tank? Sometimes that causes the pump to think its full when it isn't.
im assuming u mean like the new fords have? i just have a reg twist cap (not a fancy car  8) ;D)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 14, 2019, 03:58:49 PM
im assuming u mean like the new fords have? i just have a reg twist cap (not a fancy car  8) ;D)
Audi S5
Lol..

 I can imagine what you call a fancy car.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 14, 2019, 04:01:12 PM
Lol..

 I can imagine what you call a fancy car.
Tesla
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: DealKiller on May 14, 2019, 10:12:41 PM
Any ideas on what to do for a key that very often doesn't turn in the ignition. It's not the steering wheel lock.

I have to wiggle it around until it finally could turn. I could get a replacement lock cylinder on eBay for cheap but would rather not because then I'd need two keys one for door and one for ignition.

I saw a video where someone hits the key with a hammer to fix it on a different car.
Why would you need two keys? You are replacing the cylinder not the key.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 14, 2019, 10:33:13 PM
Why would you need two keys? You are replacing the cylinder not the key.
If he gets the cylinder matched up to his original key then yes he will only Need one key, but if there's only a standard cylinder and no changes can be done on the cylinder then yes two keys would be needed.
 Best bet is to call a lock smith, or one of these guys who makes copies for keys and see if they can diagnose the issue.

A guy I've used in brooklyn.
718-GET-A-KEY. Or 347-738-3246 (same guy both numbers.) www.autoclickkeys.com

Or in lakewood.
Dependable Auto
(732) 705-7019
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: ADG on May 15, 2019, 03:58:42 PM
Anyone know a good mechanic in queens? I am looking to purchase a car in flushings and need a trustworthy mechanic to sign off on the car
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: sguitarist18 on May 15, 2019, 05:17:40 PM
A family member used maven motors for years and was very happy with them.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on May 15, 2019, 06:01:58 PM
Is $500 a good price to replace an AC compressor?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: simplicity on May 15, 2019, 08:43:57 PM
Is $500 a good price to replace an AC compressor?
yes but plenty of times you can get a used one for 250$ you may have to shop around to see which mechanic has one...
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on May 15, 2019, 09:59:16 PM
yes but plenty of times you can get a used one for 250$ you may have to shop around to see which mechanic has one...
Thanks.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 22, 2019, 03:59:16 PM
Any recommendations for one of these BT OBD reader?

 I see this cheap one sells for $23 and a little more to use the app, with over 11k reveiws?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS/

Or the fixdapp for 60$
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013RIQMEO/

Or the blue driver for $100 like CrisFix recommends?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00652G4TS/
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: az on May 25, 2019, 02:49:31 PM
Any recommendations for one of these BT OBD reader?

 I see this cheap one sells for $23 and a little more to use the app, with over 11k reveiws?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NLQAHS/

Or the fixdapp for 60$
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B013RIQMEO/

Or the blue driver for $100 like CrisFix recommends?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00652G4TS/
i got one on Wish for a few $ a while ago and never had a problem with it
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 27, 2019, 06:54:55 PM
i got one on Wish for a few $ a while ago and never had a problem with it
Specifically looking for one that has more information when searching for the codes and other people's reports of what the problem might be versus a random OBD code reader which I have now, which cost $50 but it's not Bluetooth.

 Yes I can technically Google search the code I get and see all the results versus having it in the app all the results.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on May 29, 2019, 09:36:45 AM
is $180 a good price for labor only to replace alternator on 2010 honda odyssey?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on May 29, 2019, 09:37:32 AM
what are you thoughts buying tires online(new or used) and paying the mechanic to only install
significant savings?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 29, 2019, 09:56:36 PM
what are you thoughts buying tires online(new or used) and paying the mechanic to only install
significant savings?
It's a no brainer
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 29, 2019, 10:01:44 PM
what are you thoughts buying tires online(new or used) and paying the mechanic to only install
significant savings?
Installing tires is quite easy, removing the lug nuts and installing a tire the only hard part is putting the tire on the wheel.

   Go to any tire shop who does tires which would be faster and cheaper to just place the tires on for you.
  Or price it out at a mechanic with tires purchased and installed, and just to install and how much you can get the tires for.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: az on May 30, 2019, 07:06:19 AM
you would also need to see how it would affect any warranties
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on May 30, 2019, 09:20:58 AM
It's a no brainer

which site do you like to use to buy the tires?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Naftuli19 on May 30, 2019, 10:24:43 AM
It's a no brainer
for expensive tires i don't think it makes a diff (maybe im wrong) my tires were pretty much the same price online and buy a local tire guy
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 30, 2019, 12:11:11 PM
which site do you like to use to buy the tires?
Discount tires
Amazon
Walmart
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 30, 2019, 12:14:07 PM
for expensive tires i don't think it makes a diff (maybe im wrong) my tires were pretty much the same price online and buy a local tire guy
Most people who get a new tire have no idea of the quality they're getting.

My wife got a new tire at the tire store, the cheapest was $125/130, online the same tire goes for $70.

You do the math
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on May 30, 2019, 01:05:55 PM
Discount tires
Amazon
Walmart

ever use ebay?
Is $20 a good price for installation of one tire?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: simplicity on May 30, 2019, 01:41:15 PM
Thanks.
did you find a used compressor somewhere? if yea for how much?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: shapsam on May 30, 2019, 01:58:10 PM
did you find a used compressor somewhere? if yea for how much?
I didn't realize but this price was for a refurbished/rebuilt compressor.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 30, 2019, 03:14:49 PM
ever use ebay?
Is $20 a good price for installation of one tire?
No
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 30, 2019, 03:21:16 PM
I keep getting rear external tail light fill with water -honda  oddsy

No noticable cracks..

What's the deal here?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 30, 2019, 03:29:17 PM
I keep getting rear external tail light fill with water -honda  oddsy

No noticable cracks..

What's the deal here?
Remove the light and inspect it from the inside and from the outside veiw. There must be a small crack for water to seep in.
  If you do find the crack try some hot glue in the cracks and that should help or some silicone.

 Or once the headlight and bulbs are removed you can fill it with water and see where it's leaking.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on May 30, 2019, 05:04:04 PM
No

No to both questions?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on May 30, 2019, 06:42:06 PM
No to both questions?
$15 is standard
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 30, 2019, 08:14:27 PM
Remove the light and inspect it from the inside and from the outside veiw. There must be a small crack for water to seep in.
  If you do find the crack try some hot glue in the cracks and that should help or some silicone.

 Or once the headlight and bulbs are removed you can fill it with water and see where it's leaking.
Sounds good thanks
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Definitions on May 30, 2019, 08:27:43 PM
Sounds good thanks
Or I think you can drill a small hole on the bottom to let anything drain out
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 30, 2019, 08:30:08 PM
Or I think you can drill a small hole on the bottom to let anything drain out
Hmm interesting
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 31, 2019, 05:10:55 AM
Or I think you can drill a small hole on the bottom to let anything drain out
Thanks but no thanks.
 I do not like the look of frothy/frosty lights with the look of morning dew in ur headlights, by making holes in them your effectively allowing moisture to build up and allow water to enter and come in contact with your bulbs, which will eaither rust the sockets or short the bulb.
 So either find the source and make the repair necessary or for $30-$35 buy a new taillight casing for your car.(From amazon/ebay)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on May 31, 2019, 05:13:26 AM
Sounds good thanks
Did this happen randomly or did someone bang cars and cause a Crack?
  The norm is not to have water seeping inside the casing, unless there was a hit and dent?
 But whatever the reason is, try to find the source of the issue.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on May 31, 2019, 09:23:33 AM
$15 is standard

might also depend on region
most here in lakewood asking at least $20
what are region are you in?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yelped on May 31, 2019, 12:01:38 PM
might also depend on region
most here in lakewood asking at least $20
what are region are you in?
I liked PepBoys in Howell. Each one charges different. I think they were $15 or $20.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on May 31, 2019, 12:31:14 PM
I liked PepBoys in Howell. Each one charges different. I think they were $15 or $20.

you can get local mechanic closer for $20
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: yelped on May 31, 2019, 01:00:00 PM
I went to them because local mechanic messed up and wouldn't stand behind his work.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: DealKiller on June 04, 2019, 09:34:03 PM
I keep getting rear external tail light fill with water -honda  oddsy

No noticable cracks..

What's the deal here?
Two options.
1 - Buy a new tail light.
2 - Drill a small hole in the bottom as was suggested.
I have drilled many holes and it works like a champ.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Definitions on June 05, 2019, 07:29:55 PM
Two options.
1 - Buy a new tail light.
2 - Drill a small hole in the bottom as was suggested.
I have drilled many holes and it works like a champ.
NJ humidity might make a difference. Although I don't think by much
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: DealKiller on June 05, 2019, 08:38:33 PM
NJ humidity might make a difference. Although I don't think by much
These are not airtight units. It already has a crack/hole letting water in.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on June 14, 2019, 01:33:31 AM
Anyone ever use yourmechanic.com for repairs, sounds intriguing & pretty cheap especially with coupons
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 20, 2019, 10:22:23 PM
Some guy left a small scratch on my door over Shabbos, but it's down to the metal. Do I need to send to a body shop or is a paint pen okay?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 21, 2019, 12:12:20 AM
Some guy left a small scratch on my door over Shabbos, but it's down to the metal. Do I need to send to a body shop or is a paint pen okay?
Leased car?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 21, 2019, 09:38:05 AM
Leased car?
Owned.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 08:23:06 AM
Any thoughts about purchasing these pair of pads for $88 After 20% off.
 Vs buying the standard ceramic pads for $30-$50?

 Yes the $119 pads are galvanized which would make it last longer, being able to withstand the salt and bad weather without it becoming rusted, and supposedly better braking, less dust..
   But curios what people do here?
@CountValentine @ChaimMoskowitz

 https://nrsbrakes.com/product/galvanized-nrs-brake-pads-d974/

Vs the standard from Amazon or AutoZone.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 08:30:51 AM
I use Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Disc Brake Pads. Have had great results with them. The issue is the rotor. Which one do you buy?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 08:33:19 AM
I use Wagner ThermoQuiet Ceramic Disc Brake Pads. Have had great results with them. The issue is the rotor. Which one do you buy?
And you buy those pads where?

Good question as well. Wouldn't know where to start.
  My go to man for advice is CrisFix, he's truly amazing, ligit crazy in what he does, never seen someone alike.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 08:36:11 AM
And you buy those pads where?
Usually get great deals at Advance Auto with up to 50% off coupons. Also Pepboys (not sure if they are national) has sales all the time. Don't forget CB sites that have up to 20% CB.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 08:39:59 AM
Usually get great deals at Advance Auto with up to 50% off coupons. Also Pepboys (not sure if they are national) has sales all the time. Don't forget CB sites that have up to 20% CB.
And you live in Poland! Lol.

Will take a peak. Thanks
 Once I know the type of brakes I want and then I can start shopping around for the best price.
   Do you also use copper based Andi seize and silcone, thread locker ,wire brush to remove the rust ,break cleaner, and a torque wrench to tighten to the correct specs?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 08:54:16 AM
My go to man for advice is CrisFix, he's truly amazing, ligit crazy in what he does, never seen someone alike.
Just watched his video on how NRS pads are made, amazing!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 08:58:13 AM
Do you also use copper based Andi seize and silcone, thread locker ,wire brush to remove the rust ,break cleaner, and a torque wrench to tighten to the correct specs?
Anti-seize, yes.
Wire brush will not remove all the rust. It just removes the surface rust. You need to see bare metal when you are done. Small Dremel grinding wheel works great. Getting the pads to move freely is the most important step.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 09:01:27 AM
Anti-seize, yes.
Wire brush will not remove all the rust. It just removes the surface rust. You need to see bare metal when you are done. Small Dremel grinding wheel works great. Getting the pads to move freely is the most important step.
Now you sound like CF.
Just watched his video on how NRS pads are made, amazing!
  Yes indeed, really amazing, you feel as if your in the factory.
I think he should go into another profession being a photographer. 😉
    He explains it super well.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 09:04:23 AM
Anti-seize, yes.
Wire brush will not remove all the rust. It just removes the surface rust. You need to see bare metal when you are done. Small Dremel grinding wheel works great. Getting the pads to move freely is the most important step.
Is it really off importance to measure the thickness of the rotors or as long as there's a smooth surface I should just leave them?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 09:21:56 AM
Is it really off importance to measure the thickness of the rotors or as long as there's a smooth surface I should just leave them?
If you are going to use the same rotors you should have them turned down. They could be warped and you would not know it.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 09:36:13 AM
If you are going to use the same rotors you should have them turned down. They could be warped and you would not know it.
if it's a smooth surface and it looks even, why would it be worped?
  By visually inspecting them you should be able to see if they're warped.

I heard that's a thing of the past turning down your rotors.

 if you're hesitant that I change them, what rotors you recommending?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 09:46:41 AM
if it's a smooth surface and it looks even, why would it be worped?
  By visually inspecting them you should be able to see if they're warped.

I heard that's a thing of the past turning down your rotors.

 if you're hesitant that I change them, what rotors you recommending?
If you can tell by looking at them that they are warped then you are superman.  :)
It is hard to find anyone to turn rotors because of the economics. There is those believe that the new rotors are to thin and should not be turned.
For my brake jobs I just replace rotors and pads now. The OEM rotors these days last about as long as the pads. I have not tried the high performance expensive ones.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 09:52:30 AM
If you can tell by looking at them that they are warped then you are superman.  :)
It is hard to find anyone to turn rotors because of the economics. There is those believe that the new rotors are to thin and should not be turned.
For my brake jobs I just replace rotors and pads now. The OEM rotors these days last about as long as the pads. I have not tried the high performance expensive ones.
Where to find the specs for how thick the rotor should be?

 I don't remember off hand, is it that the car needs the rotots to be x in thickness or is it the rotors themselves need to be x in thickness so the pads don't cause...?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 10:04:03 AM
Where to find the specs for how thick the rotor should be?
Search for your make and model.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 10:10:34 AM
Search for your make and model.
Will do. Thanks.

 Will probably bleed the brakes as well while I'm at it, and check the emergency brake to make sure it's holding.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 10:19:09 AM
Bleeding is a good idea especially with a soft peddle. Make sure to use a 6 point socket/wrench and not a 12 point.
Be carful with emergency brakes on old cars. Pads like to fall off the backing.  :)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on July 31, 2019, 03:58:33 PM
Bleeding is a good idea especially with a soft peddle. Make sure to use a 6 point socket/wrench and not a 12 point.
Be carful with emergency brakes on old cars. Pads like to fall off the backing.  :)
That's one big difference with the NRS pads, how they're held to the backing plate.
Which makes them less likely to separate from its backing plate, which would be the cause for replacement pads.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on July 31, 2019, 07:45:24 PM
That's one big difference with the NRS pads, how they're held to the backing plate.
Which makes them less likely to separate from its backing plate, which would be the cause for replacement pads.
Are the emergency pads/shoes made the same way?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 02, 2019, 09:06:36 AM
When buying a new oil filter after completing an oil change which one works best?

Being that I'm going to use Mobile-1, one of these two.
Shall i stick with that filter as well.

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@CountValentine GoodMorning, Rise and shine!

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Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 03, 2019, 09:49:16 PM
Sorry no help here. I change oil every 4-5k miles and use standard filters.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 04, 2019, 04:10:15 PM
Sorry no help here. I change oil every 4-5k miles and use standard filters.
Will just go for the top oil and the mobile one filter.

 What about why would my A/C blow nice and cold at a normal speed but as soon as i reach 30-40mph+ the a/c stops blowing when accelerating, but once i release my foot from the pedal the a/c returns to fullblast?
   A vacuum leak? something wrong with the pulley/belt bearings on the a/c compressor?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on August 05, 2019, 07:53:29 PM
Will just go for the top oil and the mobile one filter.

 What about why would my A/C blow nice and cold at a normal speed but as soon as i reach 30-40mph+ the a/c stops blowing when accelerating, but once i release my foot from the pedal the a/c returns to fullblast?
   A vacuum leak? something wrong with the pulley/belt bearings on the a/c compressor?
  I assume you mean the AC stops blowing cold air, not that it stops blowing, right?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 05, 2019, 08:05:02 PM
  I assume you mean the AC stops blowing cold air, not that it stops blowing, right?
Nope, that when I would accelerate above 30-40mph the a/c would make noise as if it's running but felt as if there's a vacuum pulling the air away from the vents, but as soon as I released the pedal the a/c would continue to blow.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on August 05, 2019, 08:15:00 PM
Nope, that when I would accelerate above 30-40mph the a/c would make noise as if it's running but felt as if there's a vacuum pulling the air away from the vents, but as soon as I released the pedal the a/c would continue to blow.
probably a vacuum leak as you said. Did you feel the defrost vent to see if blowing there?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 05, 2019, 08:16:01 PM
probably a vacuum leak as you said. Did you feel the defrost bent to see if blowing there?
The defrost bent? What you mean by that?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: moko on August 05, 2019, 08:21:35 PM
The defrost bent? What you mean by that?
vent
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 05, 2019, 08:24:41 PM
vent
It's very hard to feel where the leak is as the problem only seems to occur when going 30+mph, so turning on the a/c would prob show no signs of air leaking.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 05, 2019, 08:25:52 PM
The defrost bent? What you mean by that?
Vents (where air comes out) on some cars are controlled by vacuum. So if you lose vacuum the air will come out of a different vent like the defrost or floor vents.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 05, 2019, 08:27:19 PM
Nope, that when I would accelerate above 30-40mph the a/c would make noise as if it's running but felt as if there's a vacuum pulling the air away from the vents, but as soon as I released the pedal the a/c would continue to blow.
Does the fan stop?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: beeweegee on August 05, 2019, 08:32:52 PM
Could be a weak battery or alternator? The ac or blower fan to be precise does work less under load. Try to pay attention when you're making a turn if it blows less especially a sharp turn which is hard on the power steering pump.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 05, 2019, 09:18:16 PM
Could be a weak battery or alternator? The ac or blower fan to be precise does work less under load. Try to pay attention when you're making a turn if it blows less especially a sharp turn which is hard on the power steering pump.
The power steering has been messed up for a while,its so hard to turn the steering wheel.
 I replaced the power steering pump didn't help, you have to be really strong to turn the wheel.
  I greased the actual rod which runs down to the axle didn't help either.
   
   Battery was replaced not long ago and shows that it's a strong good battery.

The alternator I'm not sure about.

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Post by: myi on August 05, 2019, 09:19:17 PM
Does the fan stop?
I still hear noises just don't feel any air coming out,  I feel/hear a suction of the air being pulled away.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 05, 2019, 09:20:40 PM
vent
Will pay attention next time I'm driving and see what happens if it's blowing from the floor or from the front defrost.

 The back on the other end which has its own system seems to be working fine.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 06, 2019, 09:12:41 AM
Front pads and rotors on daughters 2013 Sonata running around $170. Price of poker has gone up.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 06, 2019, 02:46:57 PM
Front pads and rotors on daughters 2013 Sonata running around $170. Price of poker has gone up.
That's doing it yourself? Or by a shop?
 
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 06, 2019, 03:27:52 PM
That's doing it yourself? Or by a shop?
 
Shop is around 400.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 06, 2019, 04:01:56 PM
Shop is around 400.
Holy Cow, brakes should be between $90-$125 at a shop, and good quality ceramic brakes should cost you $50-$90. Depending where you buy them.
  And blank rotors should range from $25-$75.
 
 Highway roberry.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 06, 2019, 04:26:21 PM
Holy Cow, brakes should be between $90-$125 at a shop, and good quality ceramic brakes should cost you $50-$90. Depending where you buy them.
  And blank rotors should range from $25-$75.
 
 Highway roberry.
Using your prices in the middle parts our cost would be $170. I would not call 400 highway robbery.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 06, 2019, 04:57:19 PM
Using your prices in the middle parts our cost would be $170. I would not call 400 highway robbery.
Imagine $800 for front and rear, new brakes and rotors!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 06, 2019, 05:01:52 PM
Imagine $800 for front and rear, new brakes and rotors!
Ok now what?  :)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 06, 2019, 05:44:34 PM
Ok now what?  :)
Use your bike instead!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on August 12, 2019, 06:53:21 PM
My windshield has a crack that's spreading.

I have full glass with Geico.
Will it hurt my policy to file a claim?
Any reliable place in Brooklyn BP?

Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: gingyguy on August 12, 2019, 07:03:01 PM
My windshield has a crack that's spreading.

I have full glass with Geico.
Will it hurt my policy to file a claim?
Any reliable place in Brooklyn BP?
i had full glass with allstate did not hurt my policy . as a matter of fact next policy went down $5 a month
i used a guy in lakewood ocean auto glass. highly recommend if you are ever in lakewood. took about 30 minutes
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 12, 2019, 11:20:56 PM
Any reliable place in Brooklyn BP?
Nationwide - Safelite.com
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 13, 2019, 12:09:11 AM
I keep getting rear external tail light fill with water -honda  oddsy

No noticable cracks..

What's the deal here?
So what ended up happening?
  Amazing trick on filling like I mentioned, worth watching.
You can play the speed x2 so you don't have to watch for 8 min.
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Post by: myi on August 19, 2019, 08:28:26 PM
This code knocks it down to $45 "FLGP8F8Q".

 Wonder if its worth it to0 get this one with shady reviews or pay more for a trusted company? for free ill take it. But a gamble for $50 whats your guys take?

MOOCK 1200A Peak Car Jump Starter with USB Quick Charge 3.0(Up to 8.0L Gas or 6.0L Diesel Engine) 12V Auto Portable Power Bank Battery Booster Phone Charger, Built-in LED Light with Compass ($79.99) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQCC3SP/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Sy-Oy2IjL._SX522_.jpg) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQCC3SP/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on August 19, 2019, 09:47:40 PM
This code knocks it down to $45 "FLGP8F8Q".

 Wonder if its worth it to0 get this one with shady reviews or pay more for a trusted company? for free ill take it. But a gamble for $50 whats your guys take?

MOOCK 1200A Peak Car Jump Starter with USB Quick Charge 3.0(Up to 8.0L Gas or 6.0L Diesel Engine) 12V Auto Portable Power Bank Battery Booster Phone Charger, Built-in LED Light with Compass ($79.99) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQCC3SP/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Sy-Oy2IjL._SX522_.jpg) (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MQCC3SP/?tag=cl03f-20&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Received one for Christmas but never needed it.
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Post by: myi on August 19, 2019, 10:16:09 PM
Received one for Christmas but never needed it.
Thank God never needed one, but always comes handy when others need.

 Could go for this and then learn from this what to get next time around.

 Also got the nice old fashion 4awg or 6awg cable sitting in my trunk should the need arises.
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Post by: CountValentine on August 19, 2019, 10:17:19 PM
Also got the nice old fashion 4awg or 6awg cable sitting in my trunk should the need arises.
Ding ding ding we have a winner!!!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 19, 2019, 10:19:28 PM
Ding ding ding we have a winner!!!
Your telling me, nothing better than being an old school creep for these tools!   
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 19, 2019, 10:50:13 PM
So what ended up happening?
  Amazing trick on filling like I mentioned, worth watching.
You can play the speed x2 so you don't have to watch for 8 min.

I don't know why when I got to taking it off again I forgot about filling with water to find the leak... Anyway, couldn't find the leak and it kept filling up. I just drilled a hole in the bottom as someone mentioned. It still fogs up but at least the light works and build doesn't keep flooding and breaking
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Post by: myi on August 19, 2019, 10:58:36 PM
I don't know why when I got to taking it off again I forgot about filling with water to find the leak... Anyway, couldn't find the leak and it kept filling up. I just drilled a hole in the bottom as someone mentioned. It still fogs up but at least the light works and build doesn't keep flooding and breaking
I guess that works for now until you find a new one or just live with this cracked drilled one!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on August 21, 2019, 08:11:47 PM
Does GoodYear always expose people's information?
 You get to see there contact information and what they drive , where they live? A big loophole in my opinion.

https://www.goodyear.com/en-US/appointment-confirmation?order=0100889266&installer=000902393&evar11=commerce_installer_orderplaced
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Post by: 613Ari on August 25, 2019, 10:54:24 PM
Great for diy repairs, every topic, clearly explained videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/PaintballOO7
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 26, 2019, 09:41:03 PM
Anyone ever replaced on their own the pitman arms, idler arms, sway bar? Tie rods? Gear box/rack?
   Steering is miserable on my car very hard to turn when not moving , meaning parking the car, and when driving on highways a loose steering wheel.
     New power steering pump put it, new belt, there's power steering fluid in the reservoir, and yes a small leak from the hydro boost which needs a new gasket in the middle and by the end by the brake pedal.
  So all the basic checks were done and now jumping to the other steering components, planning bon getting an alignment so thought to fix the steering before I waste money on an alignment. Brand New tires as well, and will replace front and back shocks or springs if needed.

 just curious if anyone actually replaced any of this steering components in the front of the vehicle by themselves?
   As having all or lots replaced at a shop would require me to  have a money tree in my backyard.

 Assuming if you did such a repair you would know the parts of a car, but for those who like all those fancy words and want to understand, here you go..

(https://www.cstatic-images.com/original/srvc-gloss/1431036842550.png)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 26, 2019, 10:18:59 PM
Everything but gearbox/rack I have replaced many times. I once had the same issue as you and it was a defective rebuilt power steering pump. An air pocket in the system can cause what you are describing also.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 26, 2019, 10:47:48 PM
Everything but gearbox/rack I have replaced many times. I once had the same issue as you and it was a defective rebuilt power steering pump. An air pocket in the system can cause what you are describing also.
For an air pocket in the power steering reservoir all you do is keep it open and then all the bubbles bubble out.

 But will have to take another look at the power steering pump if you're thinking that's issue.

 So who's your helper when doing all these repairs or is your son using you as his helper?
   
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 26, 2019, 10:49:31 PM
For an air pocket in the power steering reservoir all you do is keep it open and then all the bubbles bubble out.

 But will have to take another look at the power steering pump if you're thinking that's issue.

 So who's your helper when doing all these repairs or is your son using you as his helper?
 
Air pockets are not that simple. It can be in the pump.
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Post by: myi on September 26, 2019, 11:01:00 PM
Air pockets are not that simple. It can be in the pump.
Then that will require me to do some research. Thanks for the tip on what it can be!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 26, 2019, 11:02:03 PM
Air pockets are not that simple. It can be in the pump.
4 Brand New tires and horrible steering, what a shame!
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 26, 2019, 11:04:03 PM
Then that will require me to do some research. Thanks for the tip on what it can be!
Most just require turning the steering all the way one way then all the way the other way. Repeat 5-10 times.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 26, 2019, 11:06:45 PM
Most just require turning the steering all the way one way then all the way the other way. Repeat 5-10 times.
Yup that's required for the removal of the hydro boost which is leaking, and replace the old gaskets.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 26, 2019, 11:09:30 PM
Most just require turning the steering all the way one way then all the way the other way. Repeat 5-10 times.
Now a week or two after having the 4 tires replaced I got the TPMS sensor light on my dash, now it's weird it doesn't just come up it goes to zero PSI then it shows 101 PSI then goes to 50 then goes to 80 jumping all around.
  I checked the tire pressure it's perfect and there is no particle inside the tire or no puncture wounds.
   I tried to search for some videos how to reset it but don't have that option on my vehicle I think I'm going to have to bring it into the tire shop and let him do a remotely by computer.
  Or it seems It's a faulty TPMS kit which will need to be replaced which might cost some money.
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Post by: Yehudaa on September 26, 2019, 11:48:54 PM
Not that this thread has been bumped.....

1. My factory car alarm has been going off randomly recently. It'll go off a bunch of times in one day and then not happen again for a few weeks and then another bunch of times.

Am I correct to assume that it's probably my battery going? I do know that my battery isn't great and I've heard that if it thinks it's in danger of dying and therefore at risk of not being alarmed then it'll sound the alarm, no?

I'm assuming it's the battery because I think if it was any other type of sensor then it should be going off more consistently, whereas battery charge can be more intermittent.

Any thoughts on that before I go replace my battery?

2. The latch for my gas tank door broke and it looks like the issue is that a piece on the I side of the gas tank door bent out of shape which then cracked the latch when I tried closing it, meaning that I have to replace the door and the latch. Is there any reason why I can't just install a magnet or some sort of spring on the inside of the door for a few dollars instead of replacing the door and latch ($100-200). Any safety concerns? (Of course there's a regular fuel cap behind the door.)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 26, 2019, 11:52:55 PM
How old is your battery?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Yehudaa on September 26, 2019, 11:56:34 PM
How old is your battery?

No idea. The car is 9 yrs old but I got it 6 months ago from a relative who didn't need it anymore, so unlike when buying a car I didn't ask lots of questions :)
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 27, 2019, 12:05:47 AM
I was going to say if it is 4-5 years old it would be a good place to start anyway.
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Post by: aygart on September 27, 2019, 12:12:13 AM
No idea. The car is 9 yrs old but I got it 6 months ago from a relative who didn't need it anymore, so unlike when buying a car I didn't ask lots of questions :)
Sometimes it is punched into the sticker on it
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 27, 2019, 12:29:47 AM
Sometimes it is punched into the sticker on it
That is usually on replacement ones not from the dealer. I know Pepboys and Advance Auto does that.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on September 27, 2019, 11:01:57 AM
Front pads and rotors on daughters 2013 Sonata running around $170. Price of poker has gone up.
Rockauto shows pads and rotors from 60 to 160.00

Guess u want only top of line....


400 does seem steep even for a shop for just front two wheels pads and rotors..
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: Yehudaa on September 27, 2019, 11:13:32 AM
Sometimes it is punched into the sticker on it
That is usually on replacement ones not from the dealer. I know Pepboys and Advance Auto does that.

There's a sticker with months and years to be punched out but nothing is punched out on it. I guess I'll replace it and see if that fixes the issue.

2. The latch for my gas tank door broke and it looks like the issue is that a piece on the I side of the gas tank door bent out of shape which then cracked the latch when I tried closing it, meaning that I have to replace the door and the latch. Is there any reason why I can't just install a magnet or some sort of spring on the inside of the door for a few dollars instead of replacing the door and latch ($100-200). Any safety concerns? (Of course there's a regular fuel cap behind the door.)
Any issue with doing this?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 27, 2019, 12:41:44 PM
Rockauto shows pads and rotors from 60 to 160.00

Guess u want only top of line....


400 does seem steep even for a shop for just front two wheels pads and rotors..
RA was 162 for same Wagner parts.
ETA: Forgot about shipping which brings it to 183.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 29, 2019, 04:45:13 PM
Rockauto shows pads and rotors from 60 to 160.00

Guess u want only top of line....


400 does seem steep even for a shop for just front two wheels pads and rotors..
$60 is a great price!

There's a sticker with months and years to be punched out but nothing is punched out on it. I guess I'll replace it and see if that fixes the issue.
Any issue with doing this?
Yes as long as you have the cap on the fuel tank closed your good to go. You can install any magnetic clip or whatever you like.
   But look for video of someone who changed the gas door and latch and see how it's done and what it cost to change the door on your own.

 And regarding the battery very simple you can
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 29, 2019, 05:45:33 PM
$60 is a great price!
...but what are you getting?
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 29, 2019, 06:10:37 PM
...but what are you getting?
   For an old jalop that's not worth more than $60 buckaroos that's perfect! 
   Who cares if it sounds like an ostrich, as long as your brakes work when clicking the brake pedal, for an old car that's perfect!

 but chances are if you're getting garbage rotors and garbage brake pads it might not work when you're trying to break. So don't be cheap when coming to safety.
Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: myi on September 29, 2019, 06:15:10 PM
There's a sticker with months and years to be punched out but nothing is punched out on it. I guess I'll replace it and see if that fixes the issue.
Any issue with doing this?
For the battery do this simple step if you have a multi meter to save yourself time by getting a new one or go to Auto zone for free.



 Or unless the alternator is bad which is not keeping the battery charged when the car is running hence, when the car is off the battery is pretty drained.
  Does it feel hard to start the car? Meaning is there a lot of cranking going on?
 
 Or try this video.

Title: Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
Post by: CountValentine on September 29, 2019, 06:58:50 PM
but chances are if you're getting garbage rotors and garbage brake pads it might not work when you're trying to break. So don't be cheap when coming to safety.
Bingo!!!