Boone Mechanics

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Unread post by BUTCH1991 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:24 pm

My freshman son has a 2000 Toyota Camry that may need to visit a mechanic. Can I get a reliable, good priced recommendation in case he needs to have it towed somewhere? Thanks.



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Unread post by NoLongerLurking » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:43 pm

I like 421 auto, as far as I can like any mechanic. On old 421.



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Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:59 pm

I asked this same question 3 years ago for my daughter.

She used Alray once or twice. Seemed fine but I can't say they were the cheapest. They do support App.

Over the summer she took a car to the mechanic very near the Children's Place which is behind the Uniterian Universalist church. Given what was wrong with the car and the price I felt good about how it went down. I have no idea of the name. I can ask her.

If you search for my username and auto repair the old thread from from three years will have some suggestions from others.


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Unread post by APPRIDE » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:03 pm

100% with out a doubt, Alrays.



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Unread post by NoLongerLurking » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:10 pm

I'll also add: the corner station at the clusterFlip of 4/321 and 105 is allegedly super affordable. An intern at the company I work just had all brakes and rotors replaced for <$450.... also, I would be more than willing to help any of yall's kids out with car issues. I'm no ,mechanic, but I really can do enough of anything to be dangerous. My wife and I have been known to buy batteries/tow/tow in the snow/and just generally help out. What's the actual issue with the car?



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Re: Boone Mechanics

Unread post by The Rock » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:38 pm

No one is “cheap” really. It comes down to who you trust, as all the prices are pretty much the same.

Alray is good, and as mentioned earlier, huge App supporters. Go visit their bus in the cul-de-sac near the market in stadium.
I would also add the Kelly Brothers near new market center. Sharp mechanics and honest as best as I can tell.



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Unread post by BUTCH1991 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:01 pm

Thanks everybody. His car won't turnover, he's getting juice to the radio and stuff, but won't crank.



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Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:10 pm

Daughter mentioned AJs.

Alrays was great but slow.


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Unread post by StorminASU » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:07 pm

Alrays is great and my first choice, but they are terribly backlogged: victims of their own success. Kelly brothers are decent too.
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Unread post by huskie3 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:35 pm

May be fuel pump, sounds like problem I had and that was culprit


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Re: Boone Mechanics

Unread post by CVAPP » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:35 pm

BUTCH1991 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:01 pm
Thanks everybody. His car won't turnover, he's getting juice to the radio and stuff, but won't crank.
Keeping it simple, how old is the battery?



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Re: Boone Mechanics

Unread post by NoLongerLurking » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:45 pm

Alternator solenoid or brushes.



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Re: Boone Mechanics

Unread post by NoLongerLurking » Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:46 pm

Shoulda been some commas in there, but that's my guess.



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Unread post by BUTCH1991 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:01 pm

Not sure how old the battery is, it came with the used car. He bought it about a year and a half ago.



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Re: Boone Mechanics

Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:49 pm

I am no mechanic but since everyone is tossing out ideas here is mine.

Being from the south I also "crank" a car, which drives my transplanted NY wife crazy as the crank has been gone for a century. But maybe he is turning the crank counter clockwise instead of clockwise?

Also check the carburetor. Those things don't last forever.

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Unread post by CVAPP » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:17 am

I am no mechanic but I would see if jumper cables and a boost get it started. If it does, get a new battery and perhaps no mechanic will be needed.



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Re: Boone Mechanics

Unread post by AppSt94 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:24 am

Would a 2000 Camry have a carburetor? It is probably fuel injected. Sounds like he might have a bad cell in the battery. He can pop the covers off the top and see if one or more are low on water. But I agree with CVAPP, put some cables on it and see if it will jumpstart. My uncle and Grandpa were mechanics and they always told me that a good battery will charge itself overnight.



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Unread post by McLeansvilleAppFan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:36 am

AppSt94 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:24 am
Would a 2000 Camry have a carburetor? It is probably fuel injected. Sounds like he might have a bad cell in the battery. He can pop the covers off the top and see if one or more are low on water. But I agree with CVAPP, put some cables on it and see if it will jumpstart. My uncle and Grandpa were mechanics and they always told me that a good battery will charge itself overnight.
I was joking about a carburetor. That is is the only part of an engine beside the crank itself that is no longer on cars as far as I know.

At least I assume a 2000 auto would be fuel injection.


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