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List of mechanics that have been recommended by DDfers:

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
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #225 on: May 13, 2019, 10:44:27 AM »
Anyone know a reliable trustworthy honest mechanic in brooklyn?

If you know any such person / business in any location please post to wiki.

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« Reply #226 on: May 13, 2019, 11:08:46 AM »
Anyone know a reliable trustworthy honest mechanic in brooklyn?

If you know any such person / business in any location please post to wiki.
I've been happy with Empire Auto Center on Utica Ave.
Owned by 2 Jewish brothers.

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

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #227 on: May 13, 2019, 04:08:07 PM »
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
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« Reply #228 on: May 13, 2019, 04:13:31 PM »
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
Model car?
Did you Google it?
Sometimes you need to pull it out like 1/2"

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« Reply #229 on: May 13, 2019, 05:54:01 PM »
Model car?
Did you Google it?
Sometimes you need to pull it out like 1/2"
Audi S5
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« Reply #230 on: May 13, 2019, 10:32:49 PM »
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
Read from here until you see what your problem is.
 Basically the vapor recovery system, vacuum system and or the charcoal.

 Start reading here and you'll see a link @ChaimMoskowitz gave me.
 
 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19273.msg2036728#msg2036728

Interesting enough after having the tank dropped twice and put back, bh that issue is gone. And a real breeze at the gas pump. Always making sure to never top up my gas tank, it clicks, off goes the hose.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #231 on: May 13, 2019, 11:00:09 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?
My father had this when the light in the glove compartment wouldn't turn off even when closed (Before LED was in).

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« Reply #232 on: May 13, 2019, 11:58:57 PM »
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
We get this a lot in CA, where there is a very strong environmental gizmo on the pump for vapor recovery. In some cars you have to hold the nozzle up, otherwise it thinks its full. Try holding it up while pumping
ETA, I see @myi beat me to it

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« Reply #233 on: May 14, 2019, 09:24:27 AM »
We get this a lot in CA, where there is a very strong environmental gizmo on the pump for vapor recovery. In some cars you have to hold the nozzle up, otherwise it thinks its full. Try holding it up while pumping
ETA, I see @myi beat me to it
Read from here until you see what your problem is.
 Basically the vapor recovery system, vacuum system and or the charcoal.

 Start reading here and you'll see a link @ChaimMoskowitz gave me.
 
 https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=19273.msg2036728#msg2036728

Interesting enough after having the tank dropped twice and put back, bh that issue is gone. And a real breeze at the gas pump. Always making sure to never top up my gas tank, it clicks, off goes the hose.
Thanks Guys and to the retired @ChaimMoskowitz while im prob not gonna fix it myself or take it in (unless i should?!  ;D) it makes sense to me now and when i stand at the pump for 35min ill know y (or ill just go to NJ  ;))
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #234 on: May 14, 2019, 10:18:57 AM »
would anyone have some insight on y every time i go fill up for gas, the gas pump nozzle pops (meaning the tank is full) every 30 secs even if the tank is empty?
Do you have a back flow safety flap on the opening to your tank? Sometimes that causes the pump to think its full when it isn't.
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« Reply #235 on: May 14, 2019, 10:21:46 AM »
Do you have a back flow safety flap on the opening to your tank? Sometimes that causes the pump to think its full when it isn't.
im assuming u mean like the new fords have? i just have a reg twist cap (not a fancy car  8) ;D)
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #236 on: May 14, 2019, 03:58:49 PM »
im assuming u mean like the new fords have? i just have a reg twist cap (not a fancy car  8) ;D)
Audi S5
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 I can imagine what you call a fancy car.
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« Reply #237 on: May 14, 2019, 04:01:12 PM »
Lol..

 I can imagine what you call a fancy car.
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« Reply #238 on: May 14, 2019, 10:12:41 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.
Why would you need two keys? You are replacing the cylinder not the key.

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« Reply #239 on: May 14, 2019, 10:33:13 PM »
Why would you need two keys? You are replacing the cylinder not the key.
If he gets the cylinder matched up to his original key then yes he will only Need one key, but if there's only a standard cylinder and no changes can be done on the cylinder then yes two keys would be needed.
 Best bet is to call a lock smith, or one of these guys who makes copies for keys and see if they can diagnose the issue.

A guy I've used in brooklyn.
718-GET-A-KEY. Or 347-738-3246 (same guy both numbers.) www.autoclickkeys.com

Or in lakewood.
Dependable Auto
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