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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #500 on: July 21, 2020, 10:14:51 AM »
Every time I start driving I hear rubbing sounds for the first couple of rotations. What might this be?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #501 on: July 21, 2020, 10:18:43 AM »
Every time I start driving I hear rubbing sounds for the first couple of rotations. What might this be?
are your tires properly inflated?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #502 on: July 21, 2020, 10:43:45 AM »
I would have gone with tread wear, but also worth checking for proper inflation. If the tires are bald or unevenly worn you're going to hear it

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #503 on: July 21, 2020, 10:45:51 AM »
Every time I start driving I hear rubbing sounds for the first couple of rotations. What might this be?
Do you park your car in a garage? Even flooring like mechanics? Your going to hear the twisting and turning of the wheels!
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #504 on: July 21, 2020, 12:01:00 PM »
Every time I start driving I hear rubbing sounds for the first couple of rotations. What might this be?
Can it be rust on your rotors?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #505 on: July 21, 2020, 01:12:30 PM »
are your tires properly inflated?
yes
I would have gone with tread wear, but also worth checking for proper inflation. If the tires are bald or unevenly worn you're going to hear it
their relatively new tires
Do you park your car in a garage? Even flooring like mechanics? Your going to hear the twisting and turning of the wheels!
i park on the street
Can it be rust on your rotors?
maybe

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #506 on: July 21, 2020, 01:14:33 PM »
yestheir relatively new tiresi park on the streetmaybe
You hear squeaks when you're breaking or you hearing noises from the tires driving?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #507 on: July 21, 2020, 01:24:53 PM »
You hear squeaks when you're breaking or you hearing noises from the tires driving?
rubbing sounds when driving for the first couple of rotations. Like rotors rubbing up against something. Not a constant sound but - - - - -

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #508 on: July 21, 2020, 01:27:05 PM »
maybe
Take a look at them first thing before you drive. Hopefully you don't have a solid wheel so you will be able to see them.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #509 on: July 21, 2020, 01:29:11 PM »
Take a look at them first thing before you drive. Hopefully you don't have a solid wheel so you will be able to see them.
Most newer cars have a slotted wheel, assuming he has a newer or a car made in the past 10 years or so.

  Do you see any uneven wear on the wheels?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #510 on: July 21, 2020, 05:03:00 PM »
My driver side door lock on my 2013 Toyota Camry doesn't work unless work done manually. Anyone have a similar experience?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #511 on: July 22, 2020, 03:08:51 AM »
My driver side door lock on my 2013 Toyota Camry doesn't work unless work done manually. Anyone have a similar experience?
All others are working I take it? Including the back?

1. Check all the fuses, specifically the one for the door lock.

2. Was going to say the latch is off. But being that you can open it manually , points to the actuator being the culprit here.

3. Faulty door actuator, requires you to watch a video on YouTube on how to remove the door panel and replace the actuator. (That motor can cost from $50-$100, every car is different, but then again I'm just giving an estimate from my prior experiences.)
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #513 on: July 24, 2020, 08:55:52 AM »
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #514 on: August 13, 2020, 03:00:55 PM »
The other day on my 09 Camry my brake light and abs light came on ☹️ and at the same time the speedometer drops to 0 and doesn't move regardless of how fast im diving, the rpm meter goes haywire shooting up and down randomly and the AC goes warm.

I googled and found this:

but there's no way I would attempt that myself and I wouldn't even know where to find that part.

I brought it my regular place today and sure enough they have no idea what's up, tried a bunch of things but the problem(s) are still there.

So I went back to google and found this: https://www.toyotanation.com/threads/2009-camry-gauges-dash-lights-issue-ac-stops-wtf-mode.426366/

WTF mode! I love it, my car also now has WTF mode

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #515 on: August 13, 2020, 03:26:37 PM »
but there's no way I would attempt that myself and I wouldn't even know where to find that part.
Come on man, it is a piece of cake. Disconnect the connector before removing the screws.
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« Reply #516 on: August 13, 2020, 03:31:51 PM »
Come on man, it is a piece of cake. Disconnect the connector before removing the screws.

First step is finding the part for cheap? Any suggestions? I don't know of any junk yards and even if I did I don't think I'd go there.
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« Reply #517 on: August 13, 2020, 03:36:50 PM »
First step is finding the part for cheap? Any suggestions? I don't know of any junk yards and even if I did I don't think I'd go there.
Junkyards are fine and I call first.
Doorman might sell them. Going to guess 500+.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #519 on: August 13, 2020, 03:47:05 PM »
$500?? more like $737  :(
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