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02-17-18, 07:11 PM
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Posted By joezapp

Thanks so much, guys. I tried cleaning the...

Thanks so much, guys. I tried cleaning the flapper, but to no avail. It was actually in clean shape. The chain is positioned fine. The flapper must have warped over time.

I'm purchasing the...
02-16-18, 09:35 PM
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Posted By joezapp

Toilet wasting water

Hello friends! This weekend's in the toilet!!

I would really appreciate some help with this. It may be one issue, or more than one issue.

Picture 1 shows constant water draining down the back...
Replies: 27
Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

After over 3 weeks of misery with this, I have...

After over 3 weeks of misery with this, I have conclusion...and it's good news!

So we've concluded already that I likely had a defective new radiator. Or it just wouldn't work in my vehicle for...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

Hi Ron53. Yes, absolutely will be doing that this...

Hi Ron53. Yes, absolutely will be doing that this weekend. Thanks so much.
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Posted By joezapp

Thanks, marksr. I thought the RPM was too high....

Thanks, marksr. I thought the RPM was too high. Does that rule out something electrical?

I'm trying to figure out how this would start to happen IMMEDIATELY after the installation of the...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

Yes, 2750 to 3000. The gauge abbreviates. I don't...

Yes, 2750 to 3000. The gauge abbreviates. I don't feel as though it's shifting gears, but due to the power-loss I'm also not pushing the vehicle. However, what would be normal RPM at 35mph? In fact,...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

Hi marksyr. Got it. The mechanic did feel that...

Hi marksyr. Got it. The mechanic did feel that since the coolant wasn't circulating, the engine wasn't being cooled. I believe that would also apply to the transmission?

And if the transmission...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

Hi Ron53. Yes, thanks. That is exactly how I want...

Hi Ron53. Yes, thanks. That is exactly how I want to go with the radiator. Have it rebuilt with a new core with 2 rows. Fortunately, the current leak is so minor that I can wait and address the now...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

Thanks, Chandler. We'll stay right here then. ...

Thanks, Chandler. We'll stay right here then.

Yes, that's correct. I had NO problems operationally with the van until the radiator swap. I can only assume that there was something about the swap...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

Hello everyone. Thank you all for your help with...

Hello everyone. Thank you all for your help with this. I may have to start a new thread, but first-off here is my result with this:

So there is another means of getting air out of the system on...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

Hi marksyr. Glad you brought that up. ukrbyk has...

Hi marksyr. Glad you brought that up. ukrbyk has also experienced this, so I'm glad to know that this dilemma is not uncommon. Yes, it would seem that the flush/drain, fill and go days are over. That...
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Views: 941
Posted By joezapp

In response to Ron53, I did hours of research...

In response to Ron53, I did hours of research online and driving around to local stores. It turns out that the aftermarket radiators for this vehicle are all 2-row "equivalent", which means 1-row...
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Posted By joezapp

Hi ukrbyk. Yes, I highly doubt the 2-row radiator...

Hi ukrbyk. Yes, I highly doubt the 2-row radiator will cure anything. I'm just starting from scratch and putting in my preferable choice. I'm sure I'll be going the route you did with your Taurus and...
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Posted By joezapp

Hi ukrbyk. Thank you. Yes, I wish I didn't have...

Hi ukrbyk. Thank you. Yes, I wish I didn't have to be involved. The mechanic is obviously perplexed, and I have to lend some insight to him. For example, for whatever reason, I had a similar...
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Posted By joezapp

Thanks, Chandler. I'll consider that possibility....

Thanks, Chandler. I'll consider that possibility. I would hope that the mechanic considered the upper hose to be functioning properly, but I'll mention it.
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Posted By joezapp

Good point, Ron. It seems to be a general...

Good point, Ron. It seems to be a general consensus I've received this afternoon is that the overheating is happening too quickly, regardless of whether the radiator is 1-row or 2-row. However, yes,...
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Posted By joezapp

Should replacing a 2-row rad with a 1-row cause problems?

Hi. I had a very small radiator leak in my 1992 Chrysler Town & Country 3.3, and I decided to do this the right way and have my mechanic replace the radiator rather than use any stop-leaks on this...
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Posted By joezapp

Very interesting tips, Pedro! I will make sure...

Very interesting tips, Pedro! I will make sure that the connections are clean as you suggested. As far as the sensor and sender being the same, I do see that on this car the parts are sold...
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By joezapp

I ended up doing like Dixie2012 did many years...

I ended up doing like Dixie2012 did many years ago and sold it. A mechanic bought it and I replaced it with a similar one with many less miles and none of the issues for not a whole lot more money....
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Views: 543
Posted By joezapp

Yes, that is my dilemma, Dixie. I would actually...

Yes, that is my dilemma, Dixie. I would actually prefer that it not start at all. It would be easier to diagnose that way. The car is not worth enough in value to invest too much into this, but it's...
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Views: 543
Posted By joezapp

Hi PJmax. The verification was simply that I...

Hi PJmax. The verification was simply that I could hear the fuel pump motor turn on.
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Views: 453
Posted By joezapp

Coolant gauge starts in high range upon start

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Hi. Here is a pic of my coolant gauge immediately upon start on my 1996 Ford Escort. The gauge reading will drop down to about 2/3 after driving a while. There is no disconnection under the...
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Posted By joezapp

Car cranks but won't start once per week!

Hi. Maybe someone can help me : ). Here is a list of each episode of my issue with my 1999 Dodge Stratus:

Sept 27: Had an occasion that the car would not start, but cranked. 1 hour later, the...
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Views: 659
Posted By joezapp

Yes, I think that will be my approach. I'll shoot...

Yes, I think that will be my approach. I'll shoot some penetrating oil in it over the course of a day. It should help soften the hardened grease. Some people have had success doing that. Thanks for...
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Views: 659
Posted By joezapp

"One guy softened it by removing the fitting and...

"One guy softened it by removing the fitting and soaking inside the joint repeatedly with penetrating oil. Another guy had the same success using brake fluid, followed by repeated greasing."

There...
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