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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 #210 on: March 11, 2019, 03:52:43 PM »
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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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #211 on: March 13, 2019, 05:01:04 PM »
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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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #212 on: March 14, 2019, 05:49:41 PM »
Maybe I should have asked my question in this thread but here's a link to my thread...dot-dot-dot

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #213 on: April 08, 2019, 07:56:15 PM »
2010 Honda CRV, the A/C compressor will sometimes not go on at all, and when it does go on the cold air will warm up a little every 30 seconds. Can the problem be the relay, clutch and/or freon?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: April 09, 2019, 03:00:47 AM »
2010 Honda CRV, the A/C compressor will sometimes not go on at all, and when it does go on the cold air will warm up a little every 30 seconds. Can the problem be the relay, clutch and/or freon?
Many times your freon needs to be flushed and replaced.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #215 on: April 09, 2019, 03:04:40 AM »
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #216 on: April 29, 2019, 02:02:08 PM »
Any ideas on what to do for a key that very often doesn't turn in the ignition. It's not the steering wheel lock.

I have to wiggle it around until it finally could turn. I could get a replacement lock cylinder on eBay for cheap but would rather not because then I'd need two keys one for door and one for ignition.

I saw a video where someone hits the key with a hammer to fix it on a different car.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #217 on: April 29, 2019, 04:14:24 PM »
Any ideas on what to do for a key that very often doesn't turn in the ignition. It's not the steering wheel lock.

I have to wiggle it around until it finally could turn. I could get a replacement lock cylinder on eBay for cheap but would rather not because then I'd need two keys one for door and one for ignition.

I saw a video where someone hits the key with a hammer to fix it on a different car.
Sounds like there is something wrong with the cylinder on the steering wheel,if the pins are messed up then the cylinder won't work properly.
 Did you try a 2nd key you have? Maybe it's the key and not the cylinder? 

 If you know what your doing try to reprogram a new key to use to start the car.(remember on most cars there's a transponder on the key and playing around with it might mess up the synchronization to start the vehicle.)
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #218 on: April 30, 2019, 12:55:47 AM »
How easy is it to change the hydraulic lift supports on the trunk door of an '09 Toyota Sienna?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #219 on: April 30, 2019, 04:14:14 AM »
How easy is it to change the hydraulic lift supports on the trunk door of an '09 Toyota Sienna?
As easy as finding a replacement, whether online (ebay, amazon) or an auto shop like autoZone which sells such parts and then taking a star key or a rachet set to unscrew the hydraulic lift on one side and then move on to the other side when your done.
 Would recommend you use a piece of wood of some sort or a ladder to support the liftgate (back trunk) from closing on you while doing the repair. "Safety first"
 The bolts might be a bit hard to loosen, was extremely snug when I tried to loosen them on my car. If a hand screw driver doesn't work take a rachet with the correct bit, and try not to strip the screw or else your going to need to drill it out which is not something you want to do if you don't have to.
 Or if above doesn't work try a breaker bar or a pipe over the rachet for more leverage and if that doesn't work try WD-40 or some lubricant and let it sit for a bit and then try and if still not a plain old torch to heat up the nut/bolt. Again be careful not to strip the bolt on the removal nor on the installation.

 Easy fix if you have the correct tools.
 Good luck.

 ETA: I see all you need is a flat head screw driver and pry it right off, really simple.
  Check out this video where he demastrates how to do it.


And a link for the product on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=power+liftgate+strong+arm+6140&i=automotive

Or walk into Auto zone and give them the year, make and model and they'll tell you exactly where to find a new pair.
  Here's some of them listed on their website.

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/989378_53250_0?aqs=

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/250717_53250_0?aqs=

Also seems to depend if you have a powered lift gate or a non powered lift gate.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #220 on: May 07, 2019, 09:28:26 PM »


ETA: I see all you need is a flat head screw driver and pry it right off, really simple.
  Check out this video where he demastrates how to do it.


And a link for the product on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=power+liftgate+strong+arm+6140&i=automotive

Or walk into Auto zone and give them the year, make and model and they'll tell you exactly where to find a new pair.
  Here's some of them listed on their website.

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/989378_53250_0?aqs=

https://m.autozone.com/collision-body-parts-and-hardware/lift-support/mighty-lift-lift-support/250717_53250_0?aqs=

Also seems to depend if you have a powered lift gate or a non powered lift gate.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #221 on: May 08, 2019, 12:58:43 AM »

Tysm MYI. Took about 10 minutes start to finish. Plug n play more or less. Ordered from RockAuto.
Glad it worked out.
  And the next repair needed I hope you do as well.
(Saves you time and money.)
  just curious I would assume Amazon /eBay had it for the same prices or similar prices?
 only suggested Amazon as they ship it within a day or two with prime assuming you wanted it ASAP, as well usually Amazon and eBay is cheaper on parts versus buying from an auto store.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #222 on: May 08, 2019, 01:20:26 AM »
Glad it worked out.
  And the next repair needed I hope you do as well.
(Saves you time and money.)
  just curious I would assume Amazon /eBay had it for the same prices or similar prices?
 only suggested Amazon as they ship it within a day or two with prime assuming you wanted it ASAP, as well usually Amazon and eBay is cheaper on parts versus buying from an auto store.
RockAutos prices are quite solid and I felt they are a bit more reliable for the item to be good quality and exact fit. (Amazon was in fact a couple dollars less and free shipping) I needed air filters as well, which were quite cheap for the quality. Ordered at midnight and got it less then 48 hrs later FedEx.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #223 on: May 08, 2019, 01:22:51 AM »
RockAutos prices are quite solid and I felt they are a bit more reliable for the item to be good quality and exact fit. (Amazon was in fact a couple dollars less and free shipping) I needed air filters as well, which were quite cheap for the quality. Ordered at midnight and got it less then 48 hrs later FedEx.
That's pretty good 48 hours later.
 I hear definitely understood why you went with RockAuto versus from Amazon and in doubt if it's a real part or some knock off which won't last.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #224 on: May 08, 2019, 10:11:28 PM »
Any good body shops in Brooklyn ( CH area)?

Door panel damage...