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Question wiper blade shuts off opposite

my sons 2000 monte carlo shuts off with blades at 180 up position. he has probably had this problem for some time. but i looked at it because he got mad and tore the blade apart. when i went to...
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Unhappy coolant leak 96 corsica

i have a 96 chevy corsical v-6 that is leaking coolant from back of engine. i could only see with a flashlight that it is coming down from the paasenger side center near exhaust pipe. it is leaking...
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Smile i would like to thank the tow guy and...

i would like to thank the tow guy and fallen4shell members for helping the past few days. the 02 sensor flunked your test and i bought one today. it took a special 7/8 socket with a slit in it to...
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Question conducted tests as advised. the engine coolant...

conducted tests as advised. the engine coolant sensor has about about 28k resistance cold. there is no effect shorting across it or disconnecting it. upon testing the o2 sensor, i noticed a gray wire...
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Question found 02 sensor-located on exhaust manifold near...

found 02 sensor-located on exhaust manifold near cylinder #3. has socket i can get to with two white wires, one gray, and one black wire. can i test this myself by disconnecting to see if it affects...
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Unhappy called auto zone. he sais he was out. they are...

called auto zone. he sais he was out. they are 50.99. he said it was located on exhaust. i went out and traced it from exhaust. there is one steel tube coming from exhaust that branches in to two...
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Unhappy help! plugs sooty black

i have an 89 dodge ram 318 with throttle body that runs very rich with little power. the plugs are sooty black. the engine has a throttle body that holds the the 2 fuel injectors. i just paid a so...
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hole in take manifold causes major vacuum leak...

hole in take manifold causes major vacuum leak and engine to race like a helicopter which would stall on the first piece of grass you hit. if you dont fix it, and by some chance you could mow the...
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6hp is probably junk. pull head and look at...

6hp is probably junk. pull head and look at cylinder wall. if it has big digs or grooves, the price of cylinder bore would exceed its value. i have several engines i use for parts from this category....
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disconnect kill wire. plugs in to bottom of coil....

disconnect kill wire. plugs in to bottom of coil. make sure replacement coil air gap.006 to .010. if you dont have feeler use thin cardboard from twinkie box etc. spark should be blue and jump 1/4...
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on the older ones adj. is at base of carb. stick...

on the older ones adj. is at base of carb. stick screwdriver in sheet metal hole in front by head. eventually you will feel it. if it is a newer one and starts ok but runs rough. replace diaphragm....
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hi idle is on bottom of bowl. adjust when hot...

hi idle is on bottom of bowl. adjust when hot under load somewhere between 1-2 turns out depending on conditions. you want a slightly rich mixture so it wont stall under load. the low idle is on side...
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you probably flooded it. make sure plug is firing...

you probably flooded it. make sure plug is firing and open your choke. if engine has good compression and flywheel key is not broken it should run for a few seconds with choke open and starting fluid...
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you are supposed to set governor lever to...

you are supposed to set governor lever to throttle wide open. governor pulls throttle rod back to closed position. top rod connects governor to throttle. bottom sring to carb linkage. long end of...
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the old timer looked at both blocks. he agreed...

the old timer looked at both blocks. he agreed with you the tighter 010 block could be bored to 030. he said honing would not be anygood. it has to be machine bored. with a new piston and rings, this...
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briggs cylinder and piston(honing)

i found another 8hp briggs with a 3by1 crank but someone had put an .010 oversize piston in it. it wasnt honed right and was too tight. the piston has big grooves in it and the cylinder does also....
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other info i thought of is i put a 4hp carb...

other info i thought of is i put a 4hp carb standard diaphragm on the 5hp yrs. ago and it works fine. i have also interchanged some parts on 8 and 12hp engines i have.
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i had one of those decks. it seems to get the...

i had one of those decks. it seems to get the bottom belt i had to loosen one of the top pulleys to get wiggle room or take a bolt out to slide under neath. i dont remember taking anything completely...
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length and and width of 5hpcrankshaft has to have...

length and and width of 5hpcrankshaft has to have similar match to new engine or your pulley wont fit. you will have to fine a crank that will match your pulley or find a new pulley that is similar...
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the sputtering from low to hi speed is carb. turn...

the sputtering from low to hi speed is carb. turn hi idle screw back out 1/2 turn counterclockwise to richen mixture. i also spray carb cleaner around outside of carb to see if it affects rpm to ck...
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i had an sears lt 10 that was giving me fits last...

i had an sears lt 10 that was giving me fits last yr and the beginning of this yr. it acted the same as yours. after rebuilding the carb, replacing all the ignition parts new, and popping the head to...
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i strripped out a bolt on an aluminum carb once...

i strripped out a bolt on an aluminum carb once and took it to small engine shop. he rethreaded it in about 30 seconds and it worked just fine.
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after installing new rod, i noticed minor engine...

after installing new rod, i noticed minor engine noise on occassion at low speed. i called the old timer and asked him to listen to the engine over the phone. he said he thought it would be ok. i...
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you have a bad connection on your ignition switch...

you have a bad connection on your ignition switch that you will have to trace out by using an ohmeter or voltmeter. when you turn key 12 volt should flow from battery to solenoid through 2 of the...
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use 1/2 in. ratchet. stagger your tightening...

use 1/2 in. ratchet. stagger your tightening sequence. tighten to snug. on mine 3or4 were loose. about 1/2 turn on each and go back through sequence. use one hand so you dont overtighten.
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