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DON'T DO IT! I bought an 18v and a 24v from...

DON'T DO IT!

I bought an 18v and a 24v from ebay (yes, same stuff I've seen in Harbor Freight) and they are bad news.
I had them for less than a month when I went out and bought a 14.4V DeWALT...
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I'd have to vote for the mitre saw first. I...

I'd have to vote for the mitre saw first.
I bought a table saw several years before I bought a mitre saw...and I always ended up having to cut my mitre joints by hand.
It is possible to make mitre...
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Before I became a contractor I had a Craftsman...

Before I became a contractor I had a Craftsman 14.4 cordless drill/driver that held up pretty well for a lot of years.
It died when I started using it more often for work.
I replaced it with a...
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My only experience with "Re-Treads" was when I...

My only experience with "Re-Treads" was when I was working highway construction in the mid 80's.
I averaged about two flats a month (sometimes one or two a week) on my work truck.
I think a lot of...
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Thanks! I'll pop off the mini hubcap and see if...

Thanks! I'll pop off the mini hubcap and see if that's it :)
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Something in her tire?

My girlfriend said her car has been making noise recently and asked if I could make her an appointment with my mechanic. Last time it was a loose ABS sensor dragging under her car and he cut it off...
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I just went through something similar with my...

I just went through something similar with my Ford Van (thread is called "Ford Van Still Stalling")

I did the tune-up, oil change, all the filters (fuel, oil, air, etc.)and threw a couple of...
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The noise can be heard equally on both sides of...

The noise can be heard equally on both sides of the vehicle (which is why I was thinking something in the rear...I told him to check for Diff. oil)
I didn't see anything on his driveway or leaking...
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It's not the tires...they are wearing...

It's not the tires...they are wearing normally...I think they are about 2 years old.
The noise starts quickly...less than 5mph and doesn't go away.
from what I observed...it starts within 1 full...
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96 Ford Van noisy rear

A buddy of mine has a van that is making a noise in the rear.
I think it's new...he says it's been there for a while...

It happens whenever the van is moving...but takes a few feet of rolling...
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Mine was a little older ('86) so maybe they...

Mine was a little older ('86) so maybe they changed it...but...

On my clutch cable (easily seen and accessed in the engine compartment where it came through the firewall) there was an adjustment...
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Thumbs up Sorta Better...

Well...I don't know what kind of injector cleaner my mechanic put in (told me he put in 2 bottles)...but it seems to have pretty much done the trick! (hopefully my tune-up, oil change and fuel filter...
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Thumbs down No Lube Joints!

When I was a teenager I got a job working for minimum wage at JiffyLube. By the end of my first week I was averaging 80-100 oil changes a day as the guy under the car (between 100 and 140 a day on...
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When I did mine a couple of weeks ago it seemed...

When I did mine a couple of weeks ago it seemed stuck too.
Open the clamp ALL the way up and jiggle the filter out towards the back of the truck.:)
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Posted By Handy-J

Your local AutoZone (or other chain parts store...

Your local AutoZone (or other chain parts store probably) can pull the codes for you for free.
I'd start there.
Or...you can do what I did and buy a Code reader from them...mine cost me $30.
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Posted By Handy-J

ok...here's a question... Does that mean the...

ok...here's a question...

Does that mean the tire pressure listed on the door frame...or the one written on the tires?

(and no, neither vehicle I'm asking about has the original tires...and the...
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Ok...so is that what you suggested I try in the...

Ok...so is that what you suggested I try in the other thread about my van?
If so...where can I get it done for $70?
My friend was told it would be $100...and when it came time to pay it turned out...
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Question Acid to clean the fuel system and injectors?

I was talking to a friend of mine today who has a mid-90's Ford van. He said it had been running a little rough and hesitating.
He took it into a shop last week and he said they ran some kind of...
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Posted By Handy-J

Check Harbor Freight Tools...

Check
Harbor Freight Tools (http://www.harborfreight.com)

They have decent tools really cheap.
I wouldn't buy the name brands from them...but their own stuff (made in China) isn't bad.
I know...
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message removed, posted in the wrong thread
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I seem to have forgotten to put in my previous...

I seem to have forgotten to put in my previous posts...I have already changed both the regular inline fuel filter and the funny cannister filter that is bolted on the rail about a foot behind the...
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Posted By Handy-J

More testing

After I talked to my mechanic I used the Code Reader to clear the stored memory (The EGR Valve code)

Tested the codes...all clear.
Took the van out and drove it for about half an hour.
Plugged...
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Codes!

Once again I lost a long post when I clicked submit...

but here's a less wordy recap.

The van made it through a 100 mile drive yesterday without sputtering and without stalling. Still doesn't...
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Posted By Handy-J

Although I would agree with Mattison...I would...

Although I would agree with Mattison...I would add one small disclaimer to that...
When I was a kid I worked at Jiffylube...and a loose oil cooler is beyond the scope of what anyone I ever worked...
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Posted By Handy-J

Well...I dropped the van off with my mechanic...

Well...I dropped the van off with my mechanic Thursday and told him everything it had been doing and left the old plugs, wires, cap and rotor in case they would tell him anything. It was even...
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