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I've actually come across this problem often and...

I've actually come across this problem often and there is a GM bulletin for it.

You should remove the front wheel speed sensors. Clean the corrosion from the mounting area on the hub. Make...
11-08-09, 09:37 AM
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No, it's an unfinished basement. Local codes to...

No, it's an unfinished basement. Local codes to seem to be a problem with this.
11-06-09, 08:01 PM
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Filling a basement window opening

Hi, I need to fill a basement window opening and I'm curious about the best and correct way of doing this. The previous owner of the house seemed to build some sort or wood frame and put plywood...
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Glad to hear that fixed your problem...Should I...

Glad to hear that fixed your problem...Should I just bill you for the $119.95 diagnosing?:)
05-26-09, 08:31 PM
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Yes, I will have to add a window well and the...

Yes, I will have to add a window well and the correct drainage...I'm aware of that, was more concerned about building the frame and measurements...thanks for the tips
05-23-09, 01:22 PM
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Posted By firstshack

It is below grade and just has the cement wall...

It is below grade and just has the cement wall for framing at the moment. It looks like they removed all the framing to seal it up.
05-22-09, 08:11 PM
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Posted By firstshack

basement window

Hi, I purchased a house about 4 years ago and one of the basement windows was removed, sealed and boarded up. Now the repair is showing some wear on both the inside and outside...At first I was just...
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I'm all to familiar with intake gasket issues on...

I'm all to familiar with intake gasket issues on the 3.1 and 3.4...we're not seeing the same problems with the equinox 3.4l engines though...I think GM finally fixed it...I personnally think the...
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Well, if you find it is the sway bar links it...

Well, if you find it is the sway bar links it pretty simple to do - about 30min. I'm not sure of aftermarket prices but I just did a set on Friday for about $100 each for the parts - but that was...
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Hey, hate to say this but you can't just repack...

Hey, hate to say this but you can't just repack or replace bearings on this vehicle...The bearing and hub are a one piece unit and a couple of hundred bucks a side...you still check for play the same...
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Posted By firstshack

I have occasionally found a poor connection on...

I have occasionally found a poor connection on the underside of the underhood fuse block, also, make sure there is sufficient tension at the connectors.
05-08-08, 05:55 PM
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Posted By firstshack

Well, I made a call to the city and it seems I...

Well, I made a call to the city and it seems I don't need a permit for the work I am doing. I live inside the city and both neighbors are aware of what I am doing as well...actually their both...
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first thing is to see if the system has a charge,...

first thing is to see if the system has a charge, any mechanic will be able to do this. If the system is low or out of refrigerant he's going to have to find the leak (seal, corroded line,...
05-07-08, 05:53 PM
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Posted By firstshack

first time grading

Hi, I have to do a lot of grading around my house, my property is approx. 4-5" lower than my neighbors, I have decide on laying down some clean fill then top soil to get the desired height and...
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Posted By firstshack

Straight from the GM manual: 1. Open the...

Straight from the GM manual:

1. Open the rear compartment lid.
2. Remove the left or right rear compartment side trim
3. Disconnect the taillamp connector (3).
4. Press the grommet (2) out of...
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Posted By firstshack

it's not uncommon for these to break, especially...

it's not uncommon for these to break, especially on higher mileage or winter driven vehicles. If you're comfortable with using a torch, I usually just heat them and remove with visegrips, it's been...
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I expect poor construction to be part of it...the...

I expect poor construction to be part of it...the person who did much of the prev. work before me seemed to half-ass everything! Every time I pull something apart it's something new...the funny...
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Posted By firstshack

The house is 100years old and has had multiple...

The house is 100years old and has had multiple additions that have settled over time...the house is just under 1000sqfeet and I believe it is not a smart financial move to be dumping an excessive...
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Posted By firstshack

thanks for the reply. I do not have access below...

thanks for the reply. I do not have access below the addition for this room so I'm not sure what kind of support structure there is. I'm down to the original floor at this time which is plywood...
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Posted By firstshack

...possibly an air-lock...try bleeding the...

...possibly an air-lock...try bleeding the cooling system again...

The abs lamp will not be related but you will have to get it scanned to retrieve the code and go from there...don't worry, you'll...
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Posted By firstshack

Question leveling floor?

Hi,
I need to replace the flooring in a bedroom. It's an older addition to the house without a basement below it. The floor is sloped to the outside wall and uneven in other areas. I would guess...
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Posted By firstshack

ypu should tighten the nut with channel locks or...

ypu should tighten the nut with channel locks or simething while spinning the wheel counter clockwise until it is seated - then back off slightly if the cotter pin hole does not line up...NEVER...
10-08-06, 12:21 AM
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Posted By firstshack

Thanks for the reply! It answered all my...

Thanks for the reply!

It answered all my questions and more!
10-06-06, 10:58 PM
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Posted By firstshack

trimming back for the winter?

Hi, I just spent the first full summer in a new house and I have a couple of quick questions...sorry, this is my first time doing anything to do with gardening...

I have a couple of peonese and...
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Posted By firstshack

if pads are required be sure to macke sure the...

if pads are required be sure to macke sure the calipers and sliders are all moving freely - otherwise you may be replacing your new pads sooner than you'd like again, also you may want to consider...
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