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Helaine Kurot

Owner/Technician, 360 Automotive

Helaine graduated from SUNY Morrisville in 2002 with the intent of going out west to train horses.  After bringing her car in to a local shop for a brake check and leaving (after paying for repairs) with NO brake pedal, she decided to learn how to fix it herself.
A year and a half later in 2005, Helaine graduated from UTI’s Exton, PA campus.  Since then, she has become certified for both gas and diesel repair from Ford and Chrysler.  She is also an ASE Certified Master Technician, along with L1 (advance engine diagnostics) and A9 (Light duty diesel), 609 (A/C), PA inspection license and NY inspection license.
Helaine now has a shop in Cottonwood, AZ.

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Helaine Kurot recently answered these important automotive questions:

There is a flip switch by my fuse panel on the driver side of door of my Honda Accord. What is it for?

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I have a 2001 Honda Accord, and I took the battery out for 2 hours then put it back, and now a small red light is flashing to the left of the steering wheel. The car won't start, but the battery seems to be fully charged, it won't crank front lights and back light star flashing It looks like it is an alarm, but I've tried to turn it off with the key locking and un locking, but nothing seems to work... Please can some one help?

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I have a Kia Sorento and my 2 front door speakers suddenly stopped working as if they're getting no power. All other speakers produce sound including the 2 front tweeters which are located on the same doors on top. What could be the issue?

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My 1991 Cadillac Brougham will start up fine, but when you hit the gas it will not catch any speed. I can press gas pedal all the way floor but it wont gain speed. The car has been sitting for a while but it is in good condition.

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I have a Xterra Nissan and the interior lights will not go off unless I turn them off. They won't turn off after closing or locking the door. Any ideas?

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I bought 2008 Toyota Camry with 136000km. They told me to replace the gearbox oil and filter-but many people worn me that the gearbox will get damage if I change the oil &filter? Please help, what should I do ? Thanks.

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I have a Jeep Cherokee and the brake lights do not work, everything else related to the tail light assembly seems to be working properly,  "turning signal", "flasher", "head light", and the "backup light". I press on the brake, and the tail light does not illuminate? Does the brake light have a specific fuse or is there a fuse for the entire assy?

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I have a honda Accord and the headliner on the passenger's side at the back of the car gets really wet when it rains, and the trunk gets wet too. What could be the problem?

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My Honda said it was over heating but nothing was leaking, it then started knocking and check engine light came on do you know what the problem may be??? Read Answers

My car just shut off and I found out there was no oil -- but no engine or oil lights ever came on until it shut down. Only 100 miles past oil change . No over heat light or anything came on, the tow truck driver says it may have a shut-down feature so it won't overheat but not sure . Put oil in it and reset the battery and still nothing. Read maybe timing or reset the ECU but I just find it strange that no lights or warnings ever came on Read Answers

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