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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 #195 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?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #196 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #197 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #198 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?


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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #199 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.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #200 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #201 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #202 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #203 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.)   
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #204 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?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #205 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?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #206 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: March 06, 2019, 08:04:08 PM »
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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.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #208 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



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)?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #209 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



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.
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