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When a tire goes flat, it is only flat on the...

When a tire goes flat, it is only flat on the bottom!
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The soup cans would hold the steel / aluminum...

The soup cans would hold the steel / aluminum above the bulge in the tires and would allow you to accurately measure the amount of toe in the alignment.

If the vehicle is pulling to one side,...
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In my own vehicles, I use Hawk and Performance...

In my own vehicles, I use Hawk and Performance Friction - Carbon Metallic pads. But then again, I am abuseive and brake pads do not last long on a 2002 Avalanche that weighs 5000+ lbs.

I usually...
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Not one of you spoke a word about cleaning the...

Not one of you spoke a word about cleaning the fuel filter and not one of you spoke a word about doing a compression test.

Not one of you ever thought to take it to a repair shop and pay a couple...
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The first thing you need to do is to get 4...

The first thing you need to do is to get 4 Campbells soup cans.

Park the truck on a flat and level paved parking lot. A flat piece of cement will also work.

Get two pieces of steel or aluminum...
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First guess would be MAP sensor - if it has one...

First guess would be MAP sensor - if it has one or a bad throttle position sensor.

next guess would be as the other forum member has stated - that you have a bad injector and no amount of cleaner...
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Bad sending unit on the transfer case. Take...

Bad sending unit on the transfer case.

Take it to a real transmission shop and they can repair it for less then $100
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Again - without giving the year, make and model -...

Again - without giving the year, make and model - there is no way to give the best advice.

It's like calling a doctor on the phone and asking him - I am sick - what is wrong with me?

The answer...
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If the converter is plugged, you have two...

If the converter is plugged, you have two choices, you can cut it apart and take the guts out or you can replace it with a new converter.

Sometimes the guts inside of the converter will break and...
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Open the hood and listen to the engine running. ...

Open the hood and listen to the engine running. Can you hear a loud hisss?

More then likely the booster is bad.

I have no other advice other then to try another booster that you know works. A...
11-06-09, 06:09 PM
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The problem is - when building to existing, you...

The problem is - when building to existing, you first have to tear down and remove what ever is faulty before any remodeling can occur.

The problem then becomes when you get into a old house, you...
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You did not say what manufacturers were available...

You did not say what manufacturers were available or how old you were or what sex you were or how fast you drive the car.

Asking a questions like that is like calling a doctor and asking over the...
11-05-09, 02:52 PM
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Not having a exhaust fan in the bathroom is just...

Not having a exhaust fan in the bathroom is just as bad as having one that vents into the attic.

Where do you suspect all the warm moist air goes when you take a bath or shower?

1940's homes...
11-05-09, 02:45 PM
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My opinion is that when old people let's their...

My opinion is that when old people let's their house go, you end up putting twice as much into it then if you were to build a brand new home.

You will never get your money out of it - if you put...
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20W 50 is a very heavy oil and would cause the...

20W 50 is a very heavy oil and would cause the oil pressure to go up, not down.

Just think about oil like this.

Take a bottle of maple syrup and pour it down the drain when inside of a house...
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A professional mechanic, goes to school to learn...

A professional mechanic, goes to school to learn what I am trying to teach.

If you go back and you read my post, you will read how the codes works in the computer and how to read the codes and how...
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If I had a Dodge that was that old, I would take...

If I had a Dodge that was that old, I would take it to a real garage and not just a Jiffy Lube and have it checked by a Trained Mechanic.

It could be that the crankcase is not full of oil. Did...
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My opinion is that you ought to go out and buy as...

My opinion is that you ought to go out and buy as many incandescent bulbs as you think you will need to get you through till the end of your life and buy 10 more on top of that.

One thing to...
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How many gallons per a flush is your commode?

How many gallons per a flush is your commode?
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Well - Dry Tamped was probably a method where the...

Well - Dry Tamped was probably a method where the cement (Redi Mix) was poured on the floor dry and then some water was added, but no stone of any significant amount and the cement was mixed just...
11-04-09, 08:15 PM
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You need to repair the moisture problem before...

You need to repair the moisture problem before you can fix the paint problem.

Just a guess off the top of my head, but do you have a vent fan in the bathroom that exhausts into the attic?

That...
11-04-09, 08:09 PM
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What I would do is see if you have enough room to...

What I would do is see if you have enough room to put in a couple of parallam beams and jack up the existing structure and then add the Parallam beams and then let the weight down on the engineered...
11-04-09, 08:05 PM
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The reason why the drywall cracked is because you...

The reason why the drywall cracked is because you have some type of movement behind the wallboard.

You need to remove the wallboard and find out what the problem is.

I would suggest that you...
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What I am wondering is why he loosened the brake...

What I am wondering is why he loosened the brake backing plate.

If you needed to take out the axle, all you had to do is remove the inspection cover off the rear differential and remove the small...
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The problem with reading codes is that unless you...

The problem with reading codes is that unless you clear all the codes and start all over and look at the codes after the check engine light comes back on - the chances of getting the right code will...
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