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Old 09-08-2003, 10:16 AM   #1
IronMonkeyL255
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Default Decent repair shop in g'ville area...

Anyone know of a decent shop around Greenville. I was gonna get my car looked at for an extremely unsettling, and severe, vibration when braking. It doesn't seem to be affecting braking, but it feels like the whole car is gonna shake apart. At first I thought it was warped rotors, but I checked them with a pair of dial indicators and that wasn't it. changed the front brake pads, and the right outside pad was worn almost twice as much as the others. I would like to try to fix it myself, but I don't want to mess up if it's something like the CV joints. I may have to bite the bullet and take it to a shop. I don't really have much money, which is why I wanted to try to fix it myself. Anybody think of what it might be, or a decent, INEXPENSIVE shop that I could take it to?
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Old 09-08-2003, 08:03 PM   #2
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There are no decent inexpensive shops in Greenville. If you don't want to go to the dealer, European Automotive on Poinsett should be able to help you. Ask for Mitch.

If you feel ok about a dealer trip, Rob is a great mechanic and works at Fairway. Tell him Jason Porter sent you and he will make sure you get taken care of... the service writer to see there is an older black guy named Charles, he's really easygoing and will take care of you as well.

It kinda sounds like you have a piston binding up, possibly even a caliper in need of a rebuild. Either that or you have a blockage in the brake system somewhere from not getting flushes done regularly. I'd take it somewhere and have a full brake inspection and flush done in addition to the other work. Brakes are too important to not take care of.

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Old 09-08-2003, 08:08 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'm gonna see if maybe I was mistaken about the rotors not being warped, and get them turned and see if that does the trick.
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Old 09-08-2003, 08:30 PM   #4
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we call that "poor man's ABS" .
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Old 09-09-2003, 09:38 AM   #5
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There are no decent inexpensive shops in Greenville. If you don't want to go to the dealer, European Automotive on Poinsett should be able to help you. Ask for Mitch.

If you feel ok about a dealer trip, Rob is a great mechanic and works at Fairway. Tell him Jason Porter sent you and he will make sure you get taken care of... the service writer to see there is an older black guy named Charles, he's really easygoing and will take care of you as well.

It kinda sounds like you have a piston binding up, possibly even a caliper in need of a rebuild. Either that or you have a blockage in the brake system somewhere from not getting flushes done regularly. I'd take it somewhere and have a full brake inspection and flush done in addition to the other work. Brakes are too important to not take care of.

Good luck!

-P
I second Porter's thoughts on Fairway. Over the last year or so they have upped their customer service a good bit and now bend over backwards to take care of suby owners.

Over the last month I've had my clutch replaced (that shudder issue) and yesterday I got my car back cause a gasket was leaking near the turbo (not sure if it was the uppipe or what not). Anyways, Charles Stroud is the service manage (along with Nick). Very nice, very accomodating. Their Suby tech is pretty good I guess...I've never met him..but my car is now running quiet again.

Charles will be at the SE Challenge as well.

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