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Old 08-11-2009, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am in need of a very good, reliable, honest mechanic who will take a look at my car and tell me honestly what I need. I would really like to take it to George Bates Automotive..But it is kinda of far and I am afraid my car will not make it there. So far, I have been told my car needs the following and different from each person.. Lower ball joints, Idler arm, alignment, rotation of tires, rear shocks, center link, sway bar bushings, control arm bushings, new tires. Please help. :confused:

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Old 08-11-2009, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You car would not "fall apart" if all that troubles it is suspension parts. If you have a floor jack, I have the over grown pry bar, we can check your ball joints the "old school" way if you want a house call that is. I tend to take random trips either alone or with the GF to random beaches.

Let me know, if your this concerned about it, its not a bad drive from me to you.........on a weekend of course.

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You car would not "fall apart" if all that troubles it is suspension parts. If you have a floor jack, I have the over grown pry bar, we can check your ball joints the "old school" way if you want a house call that is. I tend to take random trips either alone or with the GF to random beaches.

Let me know, if your this concerned about it, its not a bad drive from me to you.........on a weekend of course.
Now that is great customer service!

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No kidding! :eek:

lol.... this has nothing to do with the shop or customer service, it is something I do for people on my time away from work......kinda like we use to help each other whether you were in a club or not


Its not about him coming to our shop either, just about helping someone with a neutral opinion/view of whats wrong and he can decide where is best for him to have it fixed. If I were in his shoes I would like a neutral opinion so its all good.

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Angel is the man. Those guys are really good and honest over there, You can trust them to do the work right the first time so you wont have to worry about it later on. Im probably going to stop by tomorrow to get my Impala checked out.

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Thank you all. Will do.. Now I have another problem it seems that the curcuit breaker fuse for power windows (30 Amp) is blown. Not sure why and now I can't roll down the windows. I am thinking it's just a bad motor. Suggestions?

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Thank you all. Will do.. Now I have another problem it seems that the curcuit breaker fuse for power windows (30 Amp) is blown. Not sure why and now I can't roll down the windows. I am thinking it's just a bad motor. Suggestions?
Assuming you've put in a new fuse and it blows immediately, it would be likely one of the motors, or wiring, or switches, is shorting to ground.

Me, I'd probably pull the door panel off of the driver's door and unplug the motor and see if the others work without blowing a fuse. I'm just guessing it's that door. Could be a power window switch.

The basic idea is to start unplugging things until you isolate the culprit.

The #1 reason power windows fail is lack of lubrication. Then the regulator gets stiff, then the motor locks in one position, and as you hold the switch down and swear, the armature on the motor melts the lacquer on the windings. If you were to take off your door panels and lube the tracks, sector teeth, pivots, everything let's say every 18 months (who's gonna do that? - no one) then they'd work almost forever - it's the heating up and melting the lacquer, same reason drills and house fans fail.

You could take off the door panel and tap the motor with a small hammer and then try it - often that moves the armature enough to get it to work.

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