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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #620 on: January 27, 2021, 07:58:42 PM »
All my power windows dont move beside driver window (which is the only one with "auto" on it). What could it be?
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #621 on: January 27, 2021, 08:09:42 PM »
All my power windows dont move beside driver window (which is the only one with "auto" on it). What could it be?

And on back door does it work ?
What's model and year ?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #622 on: January 27, 2021, 08:19:22 PM »
All my power windows dont move beside driver window (which is the only one with "auto" on it). What could it be?

The very first thing I'd check is the fuse box. Look in your owner manual to find which fuses are for the power windows. Test them (if you don't have a tester you can check just by looking) - if they're bad replace them and if they're still working report back

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #623 on: January 28, 2021, 03:04:48 AM »
All my power windows dont move beside driver window (which is the only one with "auto" on it). What could it be?
What car?
 Usually a simple switch that you touched that controls the windows for the rest of the car.
 Flip the switch to the on position to allow the other windows to open.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #624 on: January 29, 2021, 11:09:23 AM »
My car window lost a lot of its power, it goes up and down but much slower. Any easy fix?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #625 on: January 29, 2021, 03:47:49 PM »
My car window lost a lot of its power, it goes up and down but much slower. Any easy fix?
all of your car power windows or specifically one of your windows?

 If it's just one, then it's possible that motor for the window is weak.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #626 on: January 30, 2021, 01:19:57 PM »
may be that there is a friction build up where the window slides, i would try something like white lithium grease

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #627 on: February 03, 2021, 04:47:12 PM »
Have a odessy '15.
I bought it used from a dealer.
I used to be able to start the car remotely by pressing lock on the regular fob three times.
It didn't work anymore, it seems likes it's TRYING to ignight (lights and motors turn on, but the engine doesn't 'click on'.)
Other than that, the fob works fine.

Any input?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #628 on: February 03, 2021, 06:29:33 PM »
Have a odessy '15.
I bought it used from a dealer.
I used to be able to start the car remotely by pressing lock on the regular fob three times.
It didn't work anymore, it seems likes it's TRYING to ignight (lights and motors turn on, but the engine doesn't 'click on'.)
Other than that, the fob works fine.

Any input?

A quick google search seems to indicate that the 3x remote start is probably an aftermarket system that the previous owner installed. (Presumably a remote start system that the car was built with would have a dedicated button on your remote. I think the 3x thing is a way that you can use your existing remote with an aftermarket remote starter system.)

If that's the case then you should probably try to figure out what remote start system was installed on the car and then look online to troubleshoot that system (maybe something like this). There's gotta be a module sitting behind some piece of trim in your car, maybe somewhere under the steering wheel, and it should have a company name on it...

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #629 on: February 04, 2021, 12:25:17 AM »
Driver seat window is halfway down and wont go up.
When i press the button for the power window it makes the regular sounds, just the window isnt moving..
Seems to be not hooked onto the actual window..
Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #630 on: February 04, 2021, 02:38:18 AM »
Driver seat window is halfway down and wont go up.
When i press the button for the power window it makes the regular sounds, just the window isnt moving..
Seems to be not hooked onto the actual window..
Any help would be appreciated!
Every Window sits in a frame/track, should the window slip out of the track or some bang into your door the window motor will still work, but there's nothing in the track to move.

 So either it came out of the track, possibly the track broke, lastly the motor is shot.

 Only way to know is to google a YouTube video on how to remove the door panel and see what's what.
 
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #631 on: March 23, 2021, 06:03:12 PM »
My lease is ending in 3 months. When I brake it makes a grinding sound(got worse over a few weeks). Do I just replace with cheapest brake pads? Or do I need new rotors also?

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« Reply #632 on: March 23, 2021, 09:16:33 PM »
My lease is ending in 3 months. When I brake it makes a grinding sound(got worse over a few weeks). Do I just replace with cheapest brake pads? Or do I need new rotors also?
If you hear grinding sounds good chance you toasted the rotors. Yes that would work.
 Find the cheapest option and slap those pads on.
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #633 on: March 23, 2021, 09:37:12 PM »
If you hear grinding sounds good chance you toasted the rotors. Yes that would work.
 Find the cheapest option and slap those pads on.
is it safe to drive? or do i need to replace asap?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #634 on: March 23, 2021, 09:41:01 PM »
is it safe to drive? or do i need to replace asap?
If you hear heavy scraping I say get it replaced sooner than later. Again you have 4 tires each with a set of pads and a rotor.
 It's fine. But i wouldn't take it on a long 10 hr drive with the brakes like that.

 Just call a guy down or bring to a shop for new pads and rotors.

 It's an easy job if you're handy.

 But you will need a few tools to get it done..
 From copper andy seize, silicone, thread locker, wrench, breaker bar, penetrating oil. Torque wrench. Pads, rotors, flat head screwdriver.. jack jack stands.. and some 1-2 hours to kill. Lol

 Or pay someone to do it for you.
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« Reply #635 on: March 23, 2021, 09:43:59 PM »
If you hear heavy scraping I say get it replaced sooner than later. Again you have 4 tires each with a set of pads and a rotor.
 It's fine. But i wouldn't take it on a long 10 hr drive with the brakes like that.

 Just call a guy down or bring to a shop for new pads and rotors.

 It's an easy job if you're handy.

 But you will need a few tools to get it done..
 From copper andy seize, silicone, thread locker, wrench, breaker bar, penetrating oil. Torque wrench. Pads, rotors, flat head screwdriver.. jack jack stands.. and some 1-2 hours to kill. Lol

 Or pay someone to do it for you.
i have a freind whos handy and  willing to do it for cheap... just wanted to know if i can drive it local till he comes down... which may take 2-3 days...

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« Reply #636 on: March 23, 2021, 09:45:32 PM »
i have a freind whos handy and  willing to do it for cheap... just wanted to know if i can drive it local till he comes down... which may take 2-3 days...
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« Reply #637 on: March 23, 2021, 09:47:05 PM »
Yes you're fine. Safe driving.
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« Reply #638 on: March 23, 2021, 09:50:30 PM »
i have a freind whos handy and  willing to do it for cheap... just wanted to know if i can drive it local till he comes down... which may take 2-3 days...
I had replaced a freinds back pads and rotors who was driving around as if something was grinding while driving. In essence the pads were bare to the metal backing plate and it fell out of the track where they're supposed to sit and was scrapping as the wheel turned.

 Was shocked he was able to stop. But being that he only drove locally it seems the front two pads which were intact kept his braking ability in place.

 But yes not smart to drive for an extended period of time without proper brakes.

 You loose your braking ability, meaning it takes double the time to stop vs having 4 solid brakes. So in the rain and different road conditions it might be harder to stop.

 Moral of the story have them replaced as soon as possible. Nothing will happen should you drive locally for the next few days.
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« Reply #639 on: March 23, 2021, 09:51:48 PM »
I had replaced a freinds back pads and rotors who was driving around as if something was grinding while driving. In essence the pads were bare to the metal backing plate and it fell out of the track where they're supposed to sit and was scrapping as the wheel turned.

 Was shocked he was able to stop. But being that he only drove locally it seems the front two pads which were intact kept his braking ability in place.

 But yes not smart to drive for an extended period of time without proper brakes.

 You loose your braking ability, meaning it takes double the time to stop vs having 4 solid brakes. So in the rain and different road conditions it might be harder to stop.

 Moral of the story have them replaced as soon as possible. Nothing will happen should you drive locally for the next few days.
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