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List of mechanics that have been recommended by DDfers:

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

https://maps.app.goo.gl/wh8Mei7zwZPLJKHQ6

Ashers Auto Repair
3901 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
Phone: (347) 240-7921

Lakewood

Betzalel Brezner 845-558-5547
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #150 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...

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Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: August 16, 2018, 05:54:19 PM »
Anyone have that their windshield wiper  fluid doesnít spay. Yes I just refilled it

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #152 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?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: August 16, 2018, 06:01:10 PM »
Many times. What's your question?
How did you fix it?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #154 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.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #155 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #156 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.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #157 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #158 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?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #159 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

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« Reply #160 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.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #161 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #162 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.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #163 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
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #164 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!


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