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Lithium-ion batteries

I have an assortment of 19.2V tools. They came with 19.2V Ni-Cd batteries and charger. I was down to 1 good battery so my wife went to get me a new battery. All they stock now is the new 19.2V...
10-28-15, 09:24 AM
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Pex fittings

My Mom's house was built in 1973. A couple of years ago, the pinholes started popping in the copper pipes. She gets a new leak about every 3 months. We have been fixing the leaks, piecemeal. My Mom...
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10 Year Lack of Maintenence Maintenence

Besides the belts, I replaced blades, oil and filter, and air filters. Deck was cleaned, removed flaky rust, rust treatment and paint. Air pressure checked in tires, all zerks greased and full tank...
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I will post the exact stretched sizes tomorrow...

I will post the exact stretched sizes tomorrow morning just as a FYI for DIY's ;-)

The drive belt still measured 84" but all the rib was gone.... don't know how it was still working as long as it...
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Posted By Greyfox

Thank you both for the prompt replies. The...

Thank you both for the prompt replies.

The NaviGates site seems to show the correct sizes ...

1st is 84.25" and 2nd is 101.25"

I will post the exact stretched sizes tomorrow morning just...
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Riding mower replacement belts

I have a really simple question that I have been unable to find the answer to.

My mower is a Craftsman 22 hp, 42 in. cut.

The drive belt is # 140218.
The deck belt is # 197253.

I can get...
03-22-15, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Greyfox

I think one coupling will do. We visited a...

I think one coupling will do. We visited a shut-in this afternoon and afterwards swung by Big Box store and got coupling. Appears to be about 2 1/2 inches between rubber seals on coupling. The bell...
03-22-15, 10:42 AM
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Posted By Greyfox

After posting this thread, I got on store website...

After posting this thread, I got on store website and looked at couplings. Here is what I came up with.

Shop Homewerks Worldwide 3/4-in Dia PVC Sch 40 Coupling at Lowes.com...
03-21-15, 07:09 PM
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Posted By Greyfox

Underground leak in water supply line

After the snow all melted and yard started to dry, I noticed a spot that was staying wet... actually seeping water. It was in line with my well water supply line and about 10 feet from house. We did...
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Posted By Greyfox

update

My problem was a failing fuel pump. When I did a fuel pressure test with wife cranking and me watching gauge attached to rail: No start until psi reached 11. Idle erratic until it read 15psi, then...
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I know how to do the key code retrieval. Had done...

I know how to do the key code retrieval. Had done that with no codes showing. When shop opened the next monday, I got it scanned... still no codes... but then it was cranking, idling and running...
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Took electrical connector off MAP sensor. Then...

Took electrical connector off MAP sensor. Then decided to try cranking with MAP out of system. It cranked and almost immediately died. Tapped connector on sensor, blew loose stuff from both...
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MAP sensor is first on my list to swap. You...

MAP sensor is first on my list to swap.

You lost me on IAC?

Yes, they are both 3.3L. Everything under hood looks identical.
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99 Dodge Grand Caravan 3.3L surges and dies.

This problem was sudden onset. Cranks normal. Starts with normal idle then rpms surge and drop, surge and drop, surge and drop, die. If I try to give it gas it will die.

I know I need to get...
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Posted By Greyfox

Final update

I've driven out another tank of Seafoam treated gas and running and cranking are perfect. In all my 62 years I have never seen a fuel additive make such drastic improvements to cranking and...
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I'll add the rest of this can and get another per...

I'll add the rest of this can and get another per your instructions. There still could be another issue. As yet, it still doesn't want to start normal immediately after shutting off. However, in 10...
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I've been holding off on replacing that sensor...

I've been holding off on replacing that sensor since I am continuing to see improvement from the fuel additive. after a 30 minute wait the truck cranks normal and the idle is acting normal again....
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So I took my Ranger in for safety inspection...

So I took my Ranger in for safety inspection today. Armed with my recent research, I was able to talk intelligibly with my mechanic. His experience is that if you must press the pedal to the floor to...
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Posted By Greyfox

Engine is 2.3L. I usually put that info in title....

Engine is 2.3L. I usually put that info in title. Sorry bout that.

Further research shows me there are a total of 5 sensors that supply the PCM with info that determines the amount of fuel that is...
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Posted By Greyfox

Hope everybody had a good Memorial weekend and...

Hope everybody had a good Memorial weekend and also took time to remember why we have it.
I have spark. It will crank and immediately flood out and cut off. Then if you try without pressing pedal...
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95 Ford Ranger hot start issues

I've joked about my truck being unstealable because of it's many quirks but one thing has become an annoyance since the weather turned warm.
First thing in morning, truck cranks normal. If I...
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Found the box but Concorde has a black popoff...

Found the box but Concorde has a black popoff cover over the red wire junction. She took the charge. I got mileage recorded, cranked it and checked under the hood. Thanks guys. I knew there had to be...
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2005 Chrysler Concorde jump start

We acquired this car from mother-in-law. It hasn't been cranked in a while so the battery is dead. We will be getting a service manual but it won't happen for several days. The first thing that I...
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Repair is done and reassembled. Gone through...

Repair is done and reassembled. Gone through about a dozen crankings with no running problems or instrument problems. So far, so good but since it was an intermittent problem, I guess only time will...
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The ice is gone and it was 70 degrees today. I...

The ice is gone and it was 70 degrees today. I got off work early and was eager to see if this was my problem. I was planning to do it Sat but decided to start this afternoon. Had everything...
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