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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 11, 2018, 06:29:11 AM »
What type of car? What happens when you adjust the brightness?
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2018, 11:28:05 AM »
I'm looking for a recommendation for an auto shop in Brooklyn that does NYS inspections that won't fail my car ;). My power steering isn't really working and the repair is too expensive ($700, $250 for new pump + $450 for new rack and pinion). It's an older car and I'm not looking to invest that money right now. Just need a mechanic that won't give me any issues or try to offer his services. Thanks
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2018, 12:36:50 AM »
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2019, 07:24:30 PM »
Any insights on this obd reader?
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2019, 08:36:50 PM »
What's wrong with the $5 ones on eBay?

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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2019, 08:38:56 PM »
What's wrong with the $5 ones on eBay?
Do they work?
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #46 on: January 17, 2019, 08:43:37 PM »
Do they work?
I have one that I use for the last couple of years.

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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #47 on: January 17, 2019, 08:55:54 PM »
I have one that I use for the last couple of years.
Is it worth spending 28$ for a better one?
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #48 on: January 19, 2019, 09:49:23 PM »
Is it worth spending 28$ for a better one?
Probably not. The cheaper ones use BT or Wifi to connect to your phone thus saving the hardware required for a screen. The one you posted does not connect to a phone so it's obviously going to be more expensive, although not necessarily better. Unless you a car mechanic and will be using this constantly, I don't see a reason to pay extra for the screen when you can get a BT/wifi version for a third of the price.

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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #49 on: January 19, 2019, 10:05:28 PM »
Probably not. The cheaper ones use BT or Wifi to connect to your phone thus saving the hardware required for a screen. The one you posted does not connect to a phone so it's obviously going to be more expensive, although not necessarily better. Unless you a car mechanic and will be using this constantly, I don't see a reason to pay extra for the screen when you can get a BT/wifi version for a third of the price.
Assuming I don't always have a computer and a smart phone on me, would this make a better choice?
 The ones your recommending sound like the ones Auto zone use every time they diagnose your car needing to plug the obd in the computer.
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #50 on: January 19, 2019, 11:11:29 PM »
Assuming I don't always have a computer and a smart phone on me, would this make a better choice?
 The ones your recommending sound like the ones Auto zone use every time they diagnose your car needing to plug the obd in the computer.
The $5 one I have connects via BT to my phone and I use the Torque app to read the fault codes and look it up and clear or fix as needed.

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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #51 on: January 23, 2019, 01:04:30 PM »
Assuming I don't always have a computer and a smart phone on me, would this make a better choice?
 The ones your recommending sound like the ones Auto zone use every time they diagnose your car needing to plug the obd in the computer.
They don't need a computer, just a smart phone. Some use Bluetooth some use Wifi. Shouldn't be much of a difference which one.
I have this one and it works fine
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 03, 2019, 02:01:37 AM »
Which one would you guys take?

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aside for the price, which one?
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 06, 2019, 06:18:36 PM »
2017 Honda Accord vibrating strongly when idling, what can be the problem and how can it be fixed?

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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 06, 2019, 08:05:42 PM »
2017 Honda Accord vibrating strongly when idling, what can be the problem and how can it be fixed?
Common problem is the engine mounts need to be replaced. But being that it's 2017 I would say otherwise.
 Try a google search. You tube.
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Re: Car Mechanic Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 06, 2019, 08:27:16 PM »
Common problem is the engine mounts need to be replaced. But being that it's 2017 I would say otherwise.
 Try a google search. You tube.
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