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Fortunately most of the driving is pretty short...

Fortunately most of the driving is pretty short distance, not highway so I live with it until the ordered new one comes in. Giving my right leg a workout, :coffee:
10-15-20, 05:02 AM
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I'm with PD, first thing I thought of was to...

I'm with PD, first thing I thought of was to Dremel it out a bit. Kind of depends on exactly how much material has to be removed, a Dremel can be time-consuming for large quantities of material. ...
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It's the booster. Once I had time to poke around...

It's the booster. Once I had time to poke around it was pretty easy to troubleshoot. First one I've ever had fail on any vehicle I've owned, including the wrecker that is 26 years old and has...
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Don't think so. Got a second opinion from...

Don't think so. Got a second opinion from another of my favorite mechs and they were pretty adamant that it sounded like a brake booster. Definitely has enough years and miles for that, just over...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

'04 Tacoma, routine braking okay, then solid pedal

Just came up yesterday. I get okay braking on light, routine braking, but pressing harder gives you the sensation there's a rock under the brake pedal. I get no additional travel, no more braking...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

Agree with Bob; you certainly have enough miles &...

Agree with Bob; you certainly have enough miles & years for it to need an alternator. :thumbup: As I recall, the charging light won't illuminate until charging rate drops below something like 11.5V...
10-02-20, 05:08 AM
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Posted By the_tow_guy

My best guess would be steel legs. Don't appear...

My best guess would be steel legs. Don't appear to be cast iron. Those stems must be huge if they are 1/4" bigger than the holes in the feet, those holes look to be be about 1/4" themselves. Do the...
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Well, I've looked online and it's available in...

Well, I've looked online and it's available in sizes pretty thin, down to 1/32 anyway on Amazon. At first I was thinking of forming and trying to just crimp it together and have it hold, but I think...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

Forming brass stock?

Okay, this will be a little different. My current woodworking project (more or less) is making a replica Harry Potter Nimbus 2000 broom for out son-in-law's sister and it's coming along pretty good....
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Posted By the_tow_guy

Near as I can tell that's a timing belt and...

Near as I can tell that's a timing belt and replacement rec is 105K miles. Probably a good investment and if that's a timing belt-driven water pump, do it as well. :coffee:
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Posted By the_tow_guy

Yeah, I would have discounted the inertia switch...

Yeah, I would have discounted the inertia switch as well, all it does is pull the plug on the fuel pump. :coffee:
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Pugsl, I thought that era of F150 had the fuel...

Pugsl, I thought that era of F150 had the fuel cut-off behind the top of the kick panel on the pax side. :confused:
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Posted By the_tow_guy

I'm with CycleZen on this one. :coffee:

I'm with CycleZen on this one. :coffee:
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Posted By the_tow_guy

As Edison said about trial and error vis-a-vis...

As Edison said about trial and error vis-a-vis his light bulb: I have not failed. Ive just found 10,000 ways that wont work. :coffee:
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Posted By the_tow_guy

Yeah, I mentioned that in post #17. It's...

Yeah, I mentioned that in post #17. It's probably the PRIMARY reason. :coffee:
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1995 - 2001Chevrolet Silverado 1500 ...

1995 - 2001Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Posted By the_tow_guy

Sorry I'm late to the thread. Your Chevy ( and...

Sorry I'm late to the thread. Your Chevy ( and most Fords and Chevies) are good for 50 miles @ 35 mph or slower. I tow short distances/low speeds fairly often when there is a front end issue that...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

I'm with Marq1. :thumbup: We installed vinyl...

I'm with Marq1. :thumbup: We installed vinyl plank in our kitchen several years ago and liked it so much we yanked carpet up in our living area and son's bedroom and used it. Still have carpet in our...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

That's how I do it. :coffee:

That's how I do it. :coffee:
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Posted By the_tow_guy

jatco, when you open the reply box, the quote...

jatco, when you open the reply box, the quote icon is actual quotation marks at the top menu for the box. Right between text color icon and link icon.
08-10-20, 05:06 AM
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Posted By the_tow_guy

60??? Sounds more like a meat locker than a...

60??? Sounds more like a meat locker than a hotel room. :eek: Why so cold?
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Posted By the_tow_guy

I recently ran into this with a customer; his was...

I recently ran into this with a customer; his was in just about the exact same location. Most of the tire shops I frequent draw the line at plugging outboard of the last groove as this one is. I...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

While you're working on it, if you don't know how...

While you're working on it, if you don't know how many miles are on it, you should replace the timing belt; if it has a timing belt-driven water pump, do it too. That is an interference (aka...
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Posted By the_tow_guy

I would add that when you deal with Verizon, do...

I would add that when you deal with Verizon, do so at a company store. Just because there is a big VERIZON logo sign on the storefront does not mean you are dealing directly with Verizon. If you...
07-26-20, 04:07 AM
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Posted By the_tow_guy

Cool. :thumbup:

Cool. :thumbup:
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