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Prevent Ratchet Malfunction
Ignition Module Replacement
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Prevent Ratchet Malfunction

The ratchet used with the socket to change a tire requires lubrication.

The spring/locking mechanism inside the ratchet can get rusty or dirty causing it to not move and not lock the gear. This can cause the gear/socket to spin, making the ratchet useless.

I recommend that you spray a liberal amount of WD-40 into the ratchet mechanism to clean it out, then lubricate it with some light weight oil and then put the head of the ratchet into a plastic bag to keep moisture and dirt out of the mechanism. This should keep it working for when you need it.

When was the last time you checked your ratchet?

 


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Ignition Module Replacement

Model: 1993 Chevy Astro

You'll need a 7/32" size socket to remove the two bolts that hold the ignition module in.

The Ignition Module tends to fail over time because of heat from the engine.

 


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