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Garage door staying up about an inch on one side

My 14 foot wide garage door with Liftmaster opener has begun staying up about an Inch on one side when closing. The opener is 1 1/2 HP and was installed in October 2013.
I adjusted the springs but...
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My experience with the PO171 code which shows...

My experience with the PO171 code which shows “lean bank 1” (or some wording like that) :

I pulled the MAF sensor and sprayed with CRC MAF Sensor cleaner until the metal side shined like new...
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As suggested by sidny, I found the Honeywell...

As suggested by sidny, I found the Honeywell replacement motor for the valve and installed it so I didn't have to open up the plumbing part. Simple to replace in about two minutes and the valve is...
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Thank you pjmax and sidny for the info. I ran...

Thank you pjmax and sidny for the info.
I ran the system yesterday morning and the thermostat reached request temp. And the contact arm did not stick, the spring pulled the arm and the valve...
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Thanks for the quick reply. I didn't think of...

Thanks for the quick reply.
I didn't think of that. I will try to check that tonight and will report back.

That "little guy" that pops up on your shoulder when you try something like this had...
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Want opinion on leaving stuck open zone valve in place

I have hot water baseboard heat in my home home with three zones - 1st floor, 2nd floor and basement. the basement is partially finished and under served with a short run of baseboard on one wall. ...
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Thanks for posting the solution.

Thanks for posting the solution.
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You are not stating whether or not the ABS...

You are not stating whether or not the ABS warning light is flashing which would then indicate if you would even obtain a code using a scanner.

With the symptom you described and the mileage on...
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I repaired many “rim leaks” in my career before...

I repaired many “rim leaks” in my career before retiring. We would completely dismount the tire from the rim. Usually we found that rust had formed on the rim where the tire bead contacted (as seen...
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If you have a friend with a pre-emissions vehicle...

If you have a friend with a pre-emissions vehicle (no catalytic converter or oxygen sensors) see if they want to use it. When I have any of the 2-cycle fuel mix (40:1) left over I add about a half...
04-04-19, 03:25 PM
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Has anyone used VinylBoost or Vinyl Renu on their siding

The siding on my house is 30 years old, having been installed in 1989. Needless to say it has faded and needs help. It is vinyl covered aluminum which was popular then. I asked a friend who is in...
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I agree that the best repair is to remove and...

I agree that the best repair is to remove and replace the entire rusted panel. I have used rustoleum rust reformer (it’s a rust converter) but only where I could remove the loose surface rust first...
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I am not sure about your particular vehicle so...

I am not sure about your particular vehicle so this suggestion may not be of any help.

Most of the doors and controls are vacuum operated. Check the manual to see if this is the case for you. ...
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I have used duralast gold from autozone, price...

I have used duralast gold from autozone, price around $55.00 per set and akebono ultra premium ceramic from amazon around $55 to $60 per set.
You didn’t state the year and miles on your Sienna...
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I appreciate your input Alan73. Thank you.

I appreciate your input Alan73. Thank you.
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2009 Scion xD replace thermostat

2009 Scion XD , 58, 800 miles

I am replacing the coolant and radiator hoses on this car and was considering replacing the thermostat.
It is difficult to get at the two nuts holding the...
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I have seen several mounted on concrete blocks...

I have seen several mounted on concrete blocks and others like this unit, with wood piers on top of 4 foot deep concrete.
Thanks for the info.
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It's a mobile home, single wide. Inside is...

It's a mobile home, single wide. Inside is clean, no water stains, no mold, no musty moldy odors.

I've looked at others that had the musty odor as soon as you walked inside. It's permanently...
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Roofing, siding, support piers on vacation trailer

Looking to purchase a vacation trailer in upstate NY for hiking , fishing, relaxing. It appears to be in good condition. I wa s told to beware that they are known to have leaky roofs.

I’m...
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Thank you for the insights. I’m now considering...

Thank you for the insights. I’m now considering an XC60, V60, and a V60 Cross Country, all with the 5 cylinder engine and I’m still hesitant because I have heard of some reliability issues. ...
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Considering buying 2015.5 Volvo XC60 T6 Platinum - any info appreciated

Looking at a used 2015.5 Volvo XC60 T6 Platinum with 3.0 liter 6 cylinder has about 35,000 miles on it. It’s Certified Pre-Owned so is warrantied to 100,000 miles or November 2020.
Have you had...
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Posted By grandspan

Looks like this is my problem

Looks like this is my problem:

I searched the internet and found this video on Youtube.
Craftsman EZ Steer stuck or sticking.
I won't have time to repair it for a few days but I'll post when I'm...
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Toro 1128 Snow Thrower - lift triggers but will not turn left or right

I have a 2010 Toro 1128 OXE snow thrower. Will not easily turn left or right when I lift triggers. The axles stay engaged.

I thought it might be the cables needing adjustment. It's not. I...
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Doesn't smear and washes right off. I just used...

Doesn't smear and washes right off. I just used it this afternoon, finally washing my SUV after a road trip last week. On the front bumper cover the mostly bug splatters came off real easy although...
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I've been using WD-40 sprayed on a clean cloth to...

I've been using WD-40 sprayed on a clean cloth to remove bug and road tar from my car. For larger areas I just sprayed the affected area and wiped off. Then use a good car wash soap to remove the...
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