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  1. Thread: Garage A/C

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    One of the few tools that I can jusify the cost...

    One of the few tools that I can jusify the cost is phillips screwdrivers. For those I only buy Sanp-On. Otherwise Snap-On tools are just to darn expensive anymore. I mean, they are excellent tools,...
  2. Thread: Garage A/C

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    That's one of the reason's I used to see if I can...

    That's one of the reason's I used to see if I can fix my old unit. Just like the 'fridge in the house that still works fine, other than it doesn't self-defrost anymore. New one's just don't seem to...
  3. Thread: Garage A/C

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    I never thought about fans that go from off to...

    I never thought about fans that go from off to high, then med and low before. Always thought it seemed odd and now it makes sense.

    It isn't even so much the temp in the garage, I like to keep the...
  4. Thread: Garage A/C

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    Garage A/C

    A couple days ago the A/C in the garage gave up the ghost. The past couple weeks it was working overtime, what with all the heat and humidity. It's a Fedders I bought used around 1991 so figured...
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    Pulled the cyl 1 plug, the only one easy to get...

    Pulled the cyl 1 plug, the only one easy to get at (lol) and it looks fine. There's always a chance going to a colder plug would fix one problem and create another (i.e. fouling) but I think they're...
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    I've always used only ethanol free premium 91 in...

    I've always used only ethanol free premium 91 in the Aspen but the fuel quality could be better now than in the past. I still had half a tank of winter blend so now I've got more like spring blend...
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    I actually had tried it once with the vacuum...

    I actually had tried it once with the vacuum advance disconnected and no change. Where it would ping is on uphill grades where the vacuum advance wouldn't be an issue (steep enough).

    Preliminary...
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    In an attempt to reduce or eliminate the hot,...

    In an attempt to reduce or eliminate the hot, part throttle (like up a grade) spark knock problem I researched and cross referenced, etc to find a plug one step colder than the NGK XR5's. There is...
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    LOL, 250 channels and there's nothing on, right?...

    LOL, 250 channels and there's nothing on, right? There's a rant.

    Why is it sometime's you decide to take it easy and watch something on TV, then scroll through the whole program guide and find...
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    "Why don't we just get in the running car?" "Are...

    "Why don't we just get in the running car?" "Are you nuts? Let's hide behind the chainsaws" From that one commercial (for insurance, I think).
    Guess I should have said, I'd never heard of the movie...
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    Never seen the movie but got curious and checked....

    Never seen the movie but got curious and checked. Ibdm (or whatever it is) says they're '81 Diplomat's so, you are correct 77.:headbang:
  12. Thread: Bumper shock

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    I did the LF one on my car when it was off during...

    I did the LF one on my car when it was off during "the big build". It got pushed back many moons ago (meaning the "incident" from the summer of '89) and I had spacers between the shock plate and...
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    Check with deconstructor Jim. He may have one. ...

    Check with deconstructor Jim. He may have one.

    http://www.jimsazparts.com/ext-trim.html
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    ........and backwards too. The tab goes between...

    ........and backwards too. The tab goes between the belt and heater hoses. slot goes to the alternator.

    See, we don't miss anything!:biggrin:
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    I've got subrframe connectors made from 2x2...

    I've got subrframe connectors made from 2x2 tubing also, channeled into the rear footwell area with the floor welded to them. I repaired the rust on the front frame rail and then welded ART frame...
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    In some cases when a vehicle has phantom problems...

    In some cases when a vehicle has phantom problems for no reason, a whole vehicle reboot does the job. Unhook the battery and connect the cables to each other for a few minutes. That forces a...
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    Sticky: Drove home this afternoon with the heater on....

    Drove home this afternoon with the heater on. This afternoon the temp dropped like a stone, 56 right now and drizzle. Turned the furnaces back on in the garage and house when I got home. Wonder why...
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    Patching the frame rail on a unibody is one...

    Patching the frame rail on a unibody is one thing, the Dakota is full frame. My Aspen had it share of subframe rail repair. Part of the LF rail near the cowl and LR rail from the front of the rail...
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    There's something about an original owner car...

    There's something about an original owner car Mopars1! Mine is 2nd owner, close but not quite the same thing.

    The "N" body (my '96 Dakota) turns 25 on Aug 15th. Hardly seems possible it was only...
  20. Thread: Ignition Issue

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    Sounds like a bad battery connection. Double...

    Sounds like a bad battery connection. Double check the terminals and other connections. A lot of times, a loose (or high resistance/ poor connection) at the battery terminal will give you one CLICK...
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    Sticky: Now we're supposed to get 3" of rain tonight and...

    Now we're supposed to get 3" of rain tonight and into tomorrow with 50+ mph wind, thunder, lightning, flash floods, sigh......................Remnants of that tropical storm they say.
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    Sticky: Wasn't as bad today as I expected. I mean, it hit...

    Wasn't as bad today as I expected. I mean, it hit 93 degrees but the humidity isn't too bad (like 35-40%). Regardless, I really wish it would pick a temp range and stick with it for once. This...
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    Sticky: I really wish it would pick a temperature and go...

    I really wish it would pick a temperature and go with it. On the Friday before last the high was 52, then the following Monday it was 94, then low 70's the rest of the week and now.....................
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    Mine is the opposite. Have the fender tag, the...

    Mine is the opposite. Have the fender tag, the door sticker was illegible already when I bought the car. It's like it was printed with vanishing ink. All the places there should have been a number...
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    It's on the fender tag. Second line from the...

    It's on the fender tag. Second line from the bottom, second set of numbers from the end of that line. Mine is 623. First digit is month, second two are the day. 1-9 is Jan-Sept and A, B, C is Oct,...
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