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Thanks, cheese and Dane. Ya, the belt is sadly in...

Thanks, cheese and Dane. Ya, the belt is sadly in need of replacement, but I'm not sure that's the primary issue since the mower would stop moving sometimes while going downhill (less load than...
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First update - Marginal success! The differential...

First update - Marginal success! The differential is free - with wheels in the air, spinning one wheel one direction causes the other wheel to spin opposite direction. The tag on the trans shows it...
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Lawn tractor starts and runs, but will not move itself anymore...

Okay, first things first. My riding mower is a PowrKraft (sold by Montgomery Ward, manufactured by MTD) 42" cut with an 18.5hp Briggs and Stratton opposed twin and an as-yet-unidentified hydrostatic...
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Thanks, goldstar. Pretty sure it's not a...

Thanks, goldstar. Pretty sure it's not a connection issue - got the inside handle rod, outside handle rod and inside lock rod off and the lock actuator out of its bracket, and can't move the...
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1997 Ford Explorer - door wont open...

Just got our most recent purchase home and tried to open the left rear door without success. Pressed the unlock button and could hear the actuator pulling, and watched the knob move up and down,...
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Nothing but defrost in Tempo...

This is mystifying. I've got a '94 Ford Tempo GL, 3.0 v6, 4-door, rear window defrost. This car has been through numerous used AC/heat control panels, and is about to get a NOS unit. But since before...
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Thanks, guys. The owner said he didn't notice...

Thanks, guys. The owner said he didn't notice whether the tach needle wiggled or not while cranking. Might tell on an electronic component if it does? We suspect the transfer pump, primarily due to...
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'04 F250 6.0 turbodiesel no-start...

A coworker has this truck, and a couple weeks ago, while we were getting ready to head home for the day, the truck started a couple of times, died both times, and has never started since. No check...
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Thanks, Ron. Guessing the tag will be riveted on,...

Thanks, Ron. Guessing the tag will be riveted on, probably on the top side of the rack tube? Didn't see a third set of markings listed while shopping for tie rod ends; hope my luck is holding better...
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Which steering gear on my '94 Tempo?

While replacing the worn right motor mount on my '94 Tempo GL 3.0, I found the inner tie rod ends to be worn. So I went shopping online, and found that there appears to be a choice of two steering...
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Thanks, goldstar. No, I guess I didn't mention...

Thanks, goldstar. No, I guess I didn't mention battery condition. Replaced the battery just before returning the vehicle to my father-in-law. It had been turning the engine over very well during this...
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2000 Polaris Xplorer 4x4 250 no spark/no start...

I'll try to make a long story short here. A few weeks ago, I returned my father-in-law's Polaris to him after some pretty major repairs (bored cylinder, replaced piston & rings, crankcase seals, head...
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Removing clearcoat without completely destroying the paint...

Okay. I have a 1994 Ford Tempo that I'm getting in shape for my stepdaughter to start driving back and forth to school. The clearcoat is missing in many spots, and blistering where it still remains....
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Duh - I just remembered; I have not one, but TWO...

Duh - I just remembered; I have not one, but TWO eraser wheels. Just been trying to find mandrels for them. But I also have access to a lathe - I could make some... But brake cleaner, I have NOT...
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Removing 22-year-old decals from car -

The factory decals on my '92 Volkswagen, or what's left of them, are looking pretty rough. As a matter of fact, there's probably more adhesive residue than actual decal remaining. I've tried a...
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Thanks grandspan and ukrbyk. I know, a...

Thanks grandspan and ukrbyk. I know, a twenty-year-old car with dwindling resale value is about the last candidate in the world for any serious upgrades. But I'm putting this heap back together for...
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'94 Ford Tempo - driveability and transmission question...

This is kinda a two-part question, so if I should split them up, I can do that. Otherwise, here goes...
Numero uno - 3.0 liter engine, auto transmission in this four-door model. No code as yet, but...
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Crisis averted! Close inspection, paying...

Crisis averted! Close inspection, paying particular attention to the wiring at the safety sensors near the bottom of the door tracks, revealed that apparently someone (probably ME) had bumped one of...
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Older Genie garage door opener won't CLOSE door...

A few weeks ago, I replaced both torsion springs on my 16' wide 4-panel solid-core garage door. Took the time to balance so it would stay open wherever you let go of it. Hooked the 1/3 hp Genie...
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'98 Suburban fuel level sender wiring...

Got another one, friends. Am looking at checking on a Suburban for a guy that the fuel gauge doesn't work on. I would like to eliminate the gauge as the problem before I drop the tank. So, first,...
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Thanks, 'Twister. Yes on the timing, based on the...

Thanks, 'Twister. Yes on the timing, based on the slack in the chain and the lag at the cam when I turn the crank. Also, seems like the TPS showed a little bobble coming off idle. Signal voltage is...
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Hip hip hooray!!! One fuel pressure regulator...

Hip hip hooray!!! One fuel pressure regulator later and the car is back up. I guess the old one was leaking past the valve and seat rather than through the diaphragm. If nothing else, this has been...
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Hey, 'Twister, I bet you are glad it's the boss's...

Hey, 'Twister, I bet you are glad it's the boss's problem! That just sounds like it's going to take a pile of money. I wonder if I've just stumbled onto something here - with key on and not starting...
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Thanks, 'Twister. Got my cylinder leakdown tester...

Thanks, 'Twister. Got my cylinder leakdown tester working and finished checking the front (odd-numbered) side of the engine. All cylinders show low leakage, but because of the late valve timing it's...
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'Nother update - got a replacement regulator for...

'Nother update - got a replacement regulator for my leak tester; now I have to get an adapter bushing to make it fit the tester. BUT - a coworker loaned me his iNNOVA scan tool, and while my much...
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