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Depending on how skillful you are with a drill, you may be able to drill a hole down the centre of the snapped off ariel that remains stuck in the base. Then you can use something like a stud extractor to remove it. A stud extractor is essentially a reverse-threaded self tapping screw so as you turn it in an anti-clockwise direction it first screws into ...


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In the end the roof member was good but I needed to replace the roof anyway. It took almost a month for a part-time worker and the costs were : 1200$ (USD) new roof 250$ paint job (roof and rear fenders) 800$ body works Effective worked hours were probably 50-60.


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If it's your car, and if the car's still drivable, then bring it to another garage (or 2 or 3) for a quote in person. No headlights should be ok during daylight, and I think hand turn signals are still legal in CAN/US if your signals are broken, but you might want to phone & ask at a local motoring association (AMA/CAA, etc) to make sure, a ticket for ...


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I think it would be very difficult to give a precise estimate over the Internet, without actually seeing the vehicle. You need to take a good look at the complete structure, not only the apparent bits but also underneath. Even if it does seem just such a bit of a superficial bang, modern vehicles are built with deformable structures that bend to absorb ...


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Most shops will charge their normal hourly rate. But its not uncommon to see mechanics try to charge you something extra (whether flat fee or more houyrly) based on you bringing your own parts. When you hear people or mechanics say "we will not warranty it", its not completely true. I heard from a more legitimate mechanic that it is by law that all mechanic ...


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Depends upon the type of vehicle . If you have a car where the brake assembly is independent of the wheels , you do not have an issue whatsoever. on the other hand if you have a motorbike which has the rotor(the disc) attached to the wheel , if you depress the brake , the pads will stick together preventing you from reinstalling the wheel back into the ...


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Are you talking about just the wheel/tire, or are you suggesting removing any part of the braking system as well? If just the wheel/tire, there is no worry.


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Don't accept "no" for an answer. The company you are dealing with has a lifetime warranty on their repairs: Because Caliber places such importance on the high quality of our materials and workmanship, we are confident in our repairs. That’s why we back all of our repair work with a written lifetime warranty. If there’s ever something in relation to ...


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You can search for parts by VIN on Infiniti's official parts site. I don't have an Infiniti VIN so I can't tell you what the search results look like. Your insurance company is your best bet for recourse and anything more detailed than that will involve legal issue which are not on topic for this website. Since you feel like calling them out, you can ...


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This is not normal behavior of a typical mechanic. Most mechanics/shops will still continue to charge their normal hourly rate no matter if you bring in the parts or if they get you the parts. The only difference is, they will not warrant the parts you bring in. You may want to look at the fine print of why they are charging the extra $15/hr. If the reason ...


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Mechanics make money off of the parts they buy for you. Look for a small shop with 1-4 mechanics. They like business even if it's not the most profitable. They are about building a relationship with their customer. If you're cool and your mechanic is cool, they'll install just about anything that's legal for their regular rate. Keep going back to that ...


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A surging idle indicates a vacuum leak on the intake. You could have a leaking vacuum line (did you forget to plug something in?) or your intake gasket may not be sealing. Like Vince pointed out an hour ago, a bad Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) could also cause this. Since it was not doing it before your engine work, my guess is the IACV is fine. With the ...


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I had a similar problem with my 1998 Honda CRV. It turned out to be the idle air control valve (IACV). I cleaned it a couple of times but the symptom returned and my check engine light came on. I replaced it with a new one and it now runs fine. It should be located mid-engine, fire wall side, attached to the intake manifold, held in place with two bolts. ...



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