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09-13-06, 08:50 AM
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So what you are saying is that I don't need a...

So what you are saying is that I don't need a separate "throught the roof" vent pipe for this connection like what's generally required for plumbing fixtures including washing machine receptors. I...
09-13-06, 05:02 AM
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Question A/c Condensate & Humidifier Discharge ???

The HVAC contractor who installed my original system did not install a condensate pump but ran the 3/4" pvc pipe carrying the condensate into the slab. I am about to retrofit my unit with a...
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Thanks Shottys, but I did try taking my brand new...

Thanks Shottys, but I did try taking my brand new spare tire and swapping it with the right rear. I tried this experiment last week, but still had the same problem. The interesting thing is that...
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Question Chrysler Town & Country Rear Suspension Noise

I can't seem to find the cause of a noise coming from the right rear suspension. The noise usually comes in after I get off an exit ramp which is curved to the right. Hence the vehicle is leaning...
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Smile It turns out that the rattling noise was indeed...

It turns out that the rattling noise was indeed caused by faulty shocks. These were new Monroe Sensatracs, but the driver side one was faulty. It appears the top sleeve was contacting the inner...
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Hunterb1, The wheels are alloy types and they...

Hunterb1,
The wheels are alloy types and they appear o.k. I have taken them out quite a few times while troubleshooting this noise problem and there is nothing that's picked up within them. The...
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Goldstar, Thanks. I have already done all that. ...

Goldstar, Thanks. I have already done all that. I removed the spare completely, checked the exhaust, the tool compartment, pulled out all the seats in the back, removed the black plastic mud guard...
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Davo, I took the top bolts out on both rear...

Davo, I took the top bolts out on both rear shocks and checked the play between the bolt and the metal sleeve inside the rubber bushing on the shock. There's hardly any play and so I put it back and...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Chrysler Town & Country (1997)Rattle???

I had my original shocks replaced about a month ago with Monroe Sensatrac and have noticed a rattle coming from the rear of the van whenever I go over bumps. At times there is a creak followed by...
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I think the bottom line in all troubleshooting...

I think the bottom line in all troubleshooting strategy is to first isolate and then try to pinpoint the cause. I think Joe's point is that TSBs is just another aid that could help pinpoint the...
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Joe_F thanks to your help, I think I've fixed my...

Joe_F thanks to your help, I think I've fixed my creaking noise problem. I believe the problem was due to a combination of faulty sway bar links and the rear cradle bolt on the left side. I...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Got it, thanks a lot. I sprayed the link with...

Got it, thanks a lot. I sprayed the link with silicone and that seemed to have quieted them down. This may be a temporary fix and I'll keep an eye on them. Thanks again.:)
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Posted By slc_ideas

Hey Joe_F, How do I send you my fax# without...

Hey Joe_F, How do I send you my fax# without posting it on this message board.?
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Posted By slc_ideas

Hi! Joe_F, I came across TSB 02-004-01 JUL...

Hi! Joe_F, I came across TSB 02-004-01 JUL 01 Front Suspension - Knock/Squawk Sound which sounds similar. Not knowing the exact details of the TSB, I would venture to guess that it's most...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Nothing obvious on Alldata, but if the link is an...

Nothing obvious on Alldata, but if the link is an item that wears over time then it may not be a TSB issue. One thing I noticed is that the noise is more pronounced when I turn the wheel and then...
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Views: 1,343
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The struts look fine and there appears to be no...

The struts look fine and there appears to be no leakage. Also the ride seems fine with no abnormal bounce because of bad struts. It's hard to identify where exactly the noise is coming from other...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Squeaks & Creaks in 97' Chrysler T&C

Joe_F, I have another problem with my 97' Chrysler T&C which squeaks & creaks especially on bumps. I have changed out the sway bar bushings as the old ones looked worn and some of the noise went...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Joe_F, I totally agree. The important thing is...

Joe_F, I totally agree. The important thing is to always check and ask what any mechanic is putting in whether it's at a lube shop or a local garage. In the real world, most folks never question...
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Hi! Mike, I know you were not being sarcastic and...

Hi! Mike, I know you were not being sarcastic and believe me I do understand your point about the fluid requirements in the manual and on the dipstick. They both specify ATF +2/ Mopar 7176. I...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Hey Mike, I wasn't expecting car manufacturers to...

Hey Mike, I wasn't expecting car manufacturers to help advertise other brands of fluid, but what would be nice is if they were forthright in stating that any trans fluid that meets the 7176...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Joe_F. you are absolutely right. It's just not...

Joe_F. you are absolutely right. It's just not worth taking any chances with new trannys that are computer controlled and much more suceptible to failures because of fluid mismatch. Thanks.;)
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Posted By slc_ideas

I am sure that's probably the case and everyone...

I am sure that's probably the case and everyone is selling it under their own name. It's no wonder there is so much confusion and disinformation out there. By the way I checked with the parts...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Hey Mike from NJ, thanks a lot for your info. I...

Hey Mike from NJ, thanks a lot for your info. I checked on the web and almost every manufacturer that manufactures trans fluid is also selling ATF +3. Castrol, Havoline, Chevron, Penzoil....If I...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Joe_F, when you get a chance next time you are at...

Joe_F, when you get a chance next time you are at an auto parts store take a look at the label on castrol's ATF +3 and you'll see that it is specially formulated for Chrysler. You can also check...
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Posted By slc_ideas

Joe_F, thanks for the advise and in the future...

Joe_F, thanks for the advise and in the future I'll stick with Mopar parts. I realize today's transmissions are prettly complicated and sensitive, but to the degree they'll only perform with a...
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