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I repaired the lower steering shaft again...

I repaired the lower steering shaft again yesterday. When I pulled the shaft out of the engine bay, I noticed almost all the steering coupling bolts were coming loose. The last mechanic who worked on...
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I noticed my steering was loosening up again. So...

I noticed my steering was loosening up again. So I checked the steering shaft coupling I repaired in February. Two bolts are ok. But the other two came loose. It's the two that are inside that collar...
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I don't think there is a problem with this. We...

I don't think there is a problem with this. We can close out this discussion, Thanks.
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Ok. So apparently my previous garage door back in...

Ok. So apparently my previous garage door back in 2017 was out of adjustment.

Wow. I'm sorry to hear about the money you lost on your mistake, Dane. My painful lesson cost me $780.00 back in 2017....
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Closed garage door on tail gate .... again!

Last weekend I left the tail gate down on my truck and closed the electric garage door down on it. It made contact with the tail gate and then reversed direction and completely the open cycle.

It...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Just wanted to let you guys know this repair is...

Just wanted to let you guys know this repair is done. I was waiting for the temperature to cool down some. This is the hottest Arizona summer on record. Thanks.
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Posted By bluesbreaker

I'm going to buy a new discounted toner cartridge...

I'm going to buy a new discounted toner cartridge somewhere. HP already gave me a big reduction on the listed price when I purchased the printer. So I can't ask anything more of them. We can close...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Ok. Thanks for the tips. I only printed about 50...

Ok. Thanks for the tips. I only printed about 50 pages on the starter toner cartridge. I found a date on the cartridge. I sent a photo of it to HP to see if the product came with an expired...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Low on toner already............seriously?

I have an HP all-in-one laser jet printer less than a year old. It is model MFP M148fdw. The included toner cartridge is good for about 1000 pages.

I am already getting messages from the display...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Mine is limited slip. I can probably still chock...

Mine is limited slip. I can probably still chock all 4 tires, if the rear ones aren't raised too much.
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Ok. Good to know. Maybe I'll just raise the rear...

Ok. Good to know. Maybe I'll just raise the rear tires slightly off the ground in neutral, with the tires chocked to prevent rolling. I only have two jack stands.
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Posted By bluesbreaker

I wasn't able to do this repair this week. I...

I wasn't able to do this repair this week. I There is another tool I need. I'll have to do it on the next available weekend.

Also, The gear shift selector is supposed to be in neutral for U-Joint...
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No problem, Tumble. I get the idea. I was a...

No problem, Tumble. I get the idea.

I was a little confused by the match marking because I saw pictures of two different ways of marking the flanges to maintain proper driveshaft balance. But I...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

What does Tumble mean by 'flange caps?' (I'm...

What does Tumble mean by 'flange caps?'

(I'm making progress in my understanding of this)
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Ok. Cool. I have 12-point sockets. I purchased a...

Ok. Cool. I have 12-point sockets. I purchased a ball peen hammer today. Thought it would be good to add to my arsenal of tools.

I better check my understanding on a couple points before I get...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

I was planning on doing this repair tomorrow. I...

I was planning on doing this repair tomorrow. I sprayed all the bolts with PB Blaster. I should've asked this before. Some of those driveshaft flange yoke bolts have ridges on the bolt heads. Photo...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Do you guys replace the bolts when replacing the...

Do you guys replace the bolts when replacing the U-Joints? Mine has smaller bolts for the U-Joints and larger bolts for the drive shaft flanges ( or whatever it's called)
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Posted By bluesbreaker

I believe my gear oil is supposed to be changed...

I believe my gear oil is supposed to be changed every 100,000 miles or so also. I change it more frequently because of the extreme summer temperatures out here.

I used a spray-on gasket some years...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Ok. Thanks your your input. I stopped using it on...

Ok. Thanks your your input. I stopped using it on my transmission oil pan gasket and never had a problem.

But this gasket is different material. No maybe I should stick with the sealant then.
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Can I skip gasket sealant on this one?

92' Ranger XLT with 2.9 V6. I'm going to change the gear oil in my rear differential. The gasket provided is rubber cellulose. Can I skip using sealant on the gasket? It's a pain to remove the old...
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Posted By bluesbreaker

Hmm......................interesting additional...

Hmm......................interesting additional info you all posted here. Thanks. As far as posting the item for sale, I won't use ebay.

But I contacted a few local auto tech school directors....
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Posted By bluesbreaker

I found a 20 gallon Quincy compressor that...

I found a 20 gallon Quincy compressor that produces 7.5 cfm at 90 psi that might be in my price range. I would be open to getting an electric one if I could only sell this pneumatic one.
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