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

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

Lakewood

Betzalel Brezner 845-558-5547

Kuntri
Bruce’s Garage, Liberty

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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 »
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

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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
correct

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2014, 10:52:12 PM »
Any recommendations for a reliable mechanic in Brooklyn?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #31 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #32 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?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #33 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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2014, 07:02:45 AM »

R and  D auto repair

New utrech & 66 st

Rafi

Thanks

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #35 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #36 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?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #37 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 ?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #38 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.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #39 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...
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