Bob
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kraftsman lawn mower runs for 10 minutes, sputters and dies
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Just a guess, but it sounds like heat-induced vapor-lock to me. You didn't remove any sheet-metal shielding from between the carb and the motor did you? If so, put it back. And clean any airflow ...

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I have replaced my brake cylinders, but the brake pedal goes to the floor
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As JPHi1618 said, you'll have to bleed everything, from the master cylinder on down. And the master cylinder may require "bench bleeding". Google it to find out.

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High oil warning in Mercedes B class diesel
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Too much oil can block flow passages, cause overheating due to foaming, and other problems. If it's only a little bit high, you probably haven't caused major damage. But I'd drain a bit out as soon ...

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Unwrapping and replacing two positive-side battery cables
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I don't know about the Vibe specifically, but you could always unwrap those cables and see how easily the two defective cables can be replaced. I'm guessing you'll be able to replace just those two ...

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How to safely remove stuck threads? (Brakeline from Brakehose)
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I upvoted the PB Blaster. It's perfect for this situation. The only thing I'd add is that it's tremendously important to use to the correct tools for these parts: six point flare nut wrenches. ...

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DIY car repair: Which car should I try to start with?
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Selecting a precise car is dependent on what's available in your region. In my area of the world, (The central U.S.A.) I'd recommend you look for RWD volvo products from 1970 to about 1994. They're ...

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Restoring a 1985 Yamaha AG200
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To add on to Mikes answer: Next you'll probably find that the carb is full of varnish. (a thick sludge left behind when gasoline sits in a puddle for a long time). You'll probably end up having to ...

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My car engine stops turning over when starting
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A loose battery terminal can exhibit the same symptom. Carefully check both ends of your main (thick) battery cables to ensure that they're tight and not overly corroded, etc.

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How to stiffen up a loose ball & socket joint for a motorcycle mirror?
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Low-tech fix: If you can find a way to grip it, you may be able to use a hammer and drift punch or very small chisel in order to pound/indent the lip of the socket (hole) inward toward the hole which ...

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Volvo 940 Drivers power window won't go up
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It's very likely the switch: I've had to disassemble and clean the contacts (using a small wire brush and spray contact-cleaner) the window switch on 4 of my Volvos that are of similar age. That's ...

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Intermittently fluctuating/non-functioning speedometer in Volvo 940. Possible causes?
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The 92's are known for their speedometer failures. I bought a replacement speedometer from www.techbargains.com. Kinda. It's made by Garmin, and when I put it on the dashboard it tells me how fast I'...

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