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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #15 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2014, 02:08:13 AM »
Call chaverim next time
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #18 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #19 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #20 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #21 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #22 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  ::)

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #23 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?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #25 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?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 07, 2014, 01:47:12 PM »
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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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #28 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #29 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
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