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    Idle Air control valve

    My 2005 Dodge Neon is still running rough at idle especially warmed up. I've been digging around for a definitive answer and this seems to be a common problem with neons. The symptoms point to the iac valve, rough idle/ low idle and occasional rpm surging after starting in the morning. I'm...
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    Filling out applications/ Application Questions

    Hi All, Some of you here may be well versed or have some experience in this topic, so all relevant help is appreciated. I've been applying for jobs like crazy, but have noticed quite the variation of questions on applications. Some places are literally your info, phone number, address, and some...
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    Turntable tune up

    Hi all, I hope there are some record player aficionados on here. My sister and I were thinking of surprising our dad with a total tune up plus a new top for his record player for an early birthday present. I've found several places that specialize in this area. Now I know a new needle belt etc...
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    Where to have torque wrench calibrated?

    Hi all, So my torque wrench if I remember correctly is a craftsman. Recently I had to torque bolts to 20 ft lbs and ended up snapping the heads off. Now I'm looking to get my torque wrench calibrated. What to look for, and who does a good job of calibrating torque wrenches? Will the Snap-on or...
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    How to lube Stihl FS38 shaft?

    I've had my Stihl FS38 for 5 years. I replaced the fuel filter earlier this year. I was looking at the manual and wasn't able to find much. It has a clutch on the cutting head as it stops spinning when you let off the trigger. Some say that you are supposed to lube the head but trimmer doesn't...
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    13" Tire selection for Mazda Rx7

    Hi all, Ive been in the process of getting my Mazda running after sitting for several years. The tires currently on it are toast. As many of you are aware 13" tires are becoming difficult to get. So far I've found a set of Kumho Solus TA11 for $61.00 per tire. Tirerack had similar prices, but...
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    Brakes Plus price gouging, vs fair markup

    High all, I had new rear shoes installed on my 2005 Dodge Neon three months. They recently started making a clacking noise when i stepped on the brakes. I figured there was something loose. Aftter I dropped it off Brakes plus called and said the rear wheel cylinder was "blown out". Now the...
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    Exhaust smell in Air Conditioning at idle

    So I've replaced the pcv and hoses but have been getting an exhaust smell in the vent at idle. Driving down the highway you don't smell anything. I don't see any exhaust leaks anywhere. What would be a good way to track down where it's coming from? I've never had a car let alone known anyone...
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    Interesting article on "Best oil filters."

    Hi all, There was an article posted on the truth about cars (TTAC) website with a list of "the best oil filters". Not suref how the writer classified the best but it was interesting nonetheless. The writer has a variety of best of so not entirely sure the testing involved. <a...
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    What type of cheese is everyone into?

    Supposedly articles have said cheese prices are up. I haven't noticed a big change myself even with working at a grocery store. A local cheesemaker haystack dairy has some newer cheese types. I'm really into the druken goat cheese soaked in wine along with port salut. What else has everyone...
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    Bummed about long-Time friend divorcing

    Hi all, It's 2 am and can't sleep. A really good friend of mine who I've known for 23 plus years ( we met in high school math class) texts me late and says he and his wife are splitting up after 13 years of marriage. I'm still friends with the guy but it blows my mind that two individuals...
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    Odd power cycling on Samsung Blu ray player

    Hi all, I normally am able to troubleshoot, diagnose and sometimes repair items, However..... I have a 5-year-old Samsung Blu ray player model number BD-5900. I've looked up on forums etc but no help. It "boot loops" or repeatedly turns off and on with no way to stop the device. The...
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    No more A&W draft root beer?

    Hi all, As a kid my family would stop by an A&W after hitting up Costco or ahome depot and get a gallon of the REAL draft root beer. It was creamy and had less carbonation than the store stuff. I stopped in an An A&W a few months back as the one near my house used to have it. I asked the kid...
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    Used Mitsubishi Lancer prices

    Hi all, My dad was looking at the Mitsubishi Lancers as a cheap commuter car. They are significantly cheaper than other Similar vehicles. I know it was rumored that Mitsubishi was leaving the usa market for good a few years back giving people cold feet. Any thoughts on these. A few manual...
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    Yard Machines blade adapter

    High all, I have a 7 year old or so yard machines push mower. The blade adapter works well for the Arnold 6-N-1 blade. I've managed to get the gator blade i purchased to work occasionally but since it's considerably heavier and the mounting holes aren't exact it tends to shear the teeth off of...
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    Kitchen sink faucet leak help

    Hi all, So the kitchen sink faucet is an HC brand from Costco. Three years old and now it's dumping water underneath the sink. First it looks like there might be a crack around the weight that helps the water line retract but don't see anything. Worth fixing?Two anyone have good experiences...
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    Chicken Marsala Recipe Help

    Hi all, With being stuck indoors and looking for a job along with the job placement place no longer responding to my email and two left voicemails (I digress). I e had chicken Marsala years ago and it looks like a great change of pace. I have a packet but anyone here made it recently? I have...
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    Applications for a new job

    Hi all BITOGERS, After my forced layoff or. "Resignation " with Frontier Airlines (what a joke) I'm seeing opportunities with resorts ( good or otherwise) some dealerships and government jobs. Anyone have any insight ? I recently applied for a Warranty manager for Ferrari of Scottsdale yet...
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    Rear drum shoe replacement pricing

    Hi all, My 05 neon is getting rear shoess replaced at a local place that has done my brakes in the past with hood results. I was quoted $158 but have a $30 off coupon. Does this sound reasonable? Not sure what brake prices are in your area. If it were rear discs i would have replaced the pads...
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    Help with new job outlook

    So all, I was given the choice to be fired or "resign" about two weeks ago. I'm somewhat irritated as i just got my hearing aids and what a difference it makes. I was thrown out the door as i did everything asked but some of the proprietary software i wasn't "perfect" at using.and perfect was...
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