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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 #300 on: August 03, 2019, 09:49:16 PM »
Sorry no help here. I change oil every 4-5k miles and use standard filters.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #301 on: August 04, 2019, 04:10:15 PM »
Sorry no help here. I change oil every 4-5k miles and use standard filters.
Will just go for the top oil and the mobile one filter.

 What about why would my A/C blow nice and cold at a normal speed but as soon as i reach 30-40mph+ the a/c stops blowing when accelerating, but once i release my foot from the pedal the a/c returns to fullblast?
   A vacuum leak? something wrong with the pulley/belt bearings on the a/c compressor?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: August 05, 2019, 07:53:29 PM »
Will just go for the top oil and the mobile one filter.

 What about why would my A/C blow nice and cold at a normal speed but as soon as i reach 30-40mph+ the a/c stops blowing when accelerating, but once i release my foot from the pedal the a/c returns to fullblast?
   A vacuum leak? something wrong with the pulley/belt bearings on the a/c compressor?
  I assume you mean the AC stops blowing cold air, not that it stops blowing, right?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: August 05, 2019, 08:05:02 PM »
  I assume you mean the AC stops blowing cold air, not that it stops blowing, right?
Nope, that when I would accelerate above 30-40mph the a/c would make noise as if it's running but felt as if there's a vacuum pulling the air away from the vents, but as soon as I released the pedal the a/c would continue to blow.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #304 on: August 05, 2019, 08:15:00 PM »
Nope, that when I would accelerate above 30-40mph the a/c would make noise as if it's running but felt as if there's a vacuum pulling the air away from the vents, but as soon as I released the pedal the a/c would continue to blow.
probably a vacuum leak as you said. Did you feel the defrost vent to see if blowing there?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #305 on: August 05, 2019, 08:16:01 PM »
probably a vacuum leak as you said. Did you feel the defrost bent to see if blowing there?
The defrost bent? What you mean by that?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #306 on: August 05, 2019, 08:21:35 PM »
The defrost bent? What you mean by that?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #307 on: August 05, 2019, 08:24:41 PM »
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It's very hard to feel where the leak is as the problem only seems to occur when going 30+mph, so turning on the a/c would prob show no signs of air leaking.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #308 on: August 05, 2019, 08:25:52 PM »
The defrost bent? What you mean by that?
Vents (where air comes out) on some cars are controlled by vacuum. So if you lose vacuum the air will come out of a different vent like the defrost or floor vents.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #309 on: August 05, 2019, 08:27:19 PM »
Nope, that when I would accelerate above 30-40mph the a/c would make noise as if it's running but felt as if there's a vacuum pulling the air away from the vents, but as soon as I released the pedal the a/c would continue to blow.
Does the fan stop?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #310 on: August 05, 2019, 08:32:52 PM »
Could be a weak battery or alternator? The ac or blower fan to be precise does work less under load. Try to pay attention when you're making a turn if it blows less especially a sharp turn which is hard on the power steering pump.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #311 on: August 05, 2019, 09:18:16 PM »
Could be a weak battery or alternator? The ac or blower fan to be precise does work less under load. Try to pay attention when you're making a turn if it blows less especially a sharp turn which is hard on the power steering pump.
The power steering has been messed up for a while,its so hard to turn the steering wheel.
 I replaced the power steering pump didn't help, you have to be really strong to turn the wheel.
  I greased the actual rod which runs down to the axle didn't help either.
   
   Battery was replaced not long ago and shows that it's a strong good battery.

The alternator I'm not sure about.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #312 on: August 05, 2019, 09:19:17 PM »
Does the fan stop?
I still hear noises just don't feel any air coming out,  I feel/hear a suction of the air being pulled away.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #313 on: August 05, 2019, 09:20:40 PM »
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Will pay attention next time I'm driving and see what happens if it's blowing from the floor or from the front defrost.

 The back on the other end which has its own system seems to be working fine.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #314 on: August 06, 2019, 09:12:41 AM »
Front pads and rotors on daughters 2013 Sonata running around $170. Price of poker has gone up.
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