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Carburetor backfiring and won't hold cold start.
Hi. It sounds like you are having some carburetor problems. Im going to guess you have a Holley or a Edlebrock. They both have been known to have many problems. I finally decided to get rid of my Holleys and...
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No spark at spark plugs
I will assume that the results of the test were taken from the location between the spark plug boot, and the top of the spark plug. In this case, the spark is not getting to the wire at all, or...
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White smoke coming out of car
Hello. Depending on what the smoke looks like and also depending on what fluids you are losing would help me to determine the problem. If the smoke has a blue cast to it then it may be burning oil. If...
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Emergency brake seized up
On a drum brake setup, the parking brake is integrated with the service brakes. If the parking brake has failed, other parts of the rear brake system will also require replacement as the same part may be used for two...
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Advice on painting a car?
Hey there! It's great that you want to become a mechanic! Paint jobs are great ways to start getting use to working with cars. In order to prepare a vehicle for a good paint job, there is a lot of...
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Are front and rear wheel cylinders the same?
Hi. The rear wheel cylinders should be interchangeable with the front wheel cylinders. The drum set in the rear should be exactly the same as the front. If you are unsure then remove a wheel cylinder from the front and...
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white smoke coming from exhaust
White smoke on start up is typically due to steam clouds, that is condensation in the engine and exhaust vaporizing. Only if the white smoke doesn't go away as the engine warms up and/or if this white smoke in the...
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Truck runs fine most of the time but sometimes when its raining it won't crank and there is no noise at all.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. For the no start situation that you are encountering, check the wiring to your starter and make sure that the wires are tight and clean. If the wires are clean, then check the...
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I'm removing the motor but the input shaft is still in the motor instead of staying in the transmission what do I do?
Hi there. The input shaft is stuck in the pilot bearing on the engine or the back of the crankshaft. If the input shaft came completely off, then you will have to use a slide hammer to remove the input...
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I need to know about gas & oil additives.
If you still have original heads and with factory valves and valve guides then you will need to run fuel additives to help with the lack of lead in the fuel to lubricate and cool the valves. Running synthetic oil...
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car cranks but doesn't start
This engine will most likely have the old style ignition points and condenser. This type of ignition needs to be replaced every year or 12,000 miles or you will end up having no starts, hard starts or the engine may...
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I have a 1965 Ford F100 with a pontiac 455 motor, what would be the pros and cons of 1) straight piping the truck and 2) would I l
Running straight exhaust off of the headers will cause the engine to have no back pressure and can cause cold air to get to the valves along with excessive oxygen and can overheat the headers and valves. It is recommended...
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Battery and alternator issues.
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Fuel pump breaker trips.
Hi there. Check the electrical wiring from the fuel pump breaker to the fuel pump and see if there is any loose wires. When the vehicle shifts from 2nd to 1st there could be a fast draw down in speed...
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i've been starting my car every day to keep it up and running but today it won't start and it smells badly of gas
Hello, thank you for writing in. When you smell gas heavily, it can mean there is either excess fuel being introduced, or there is no spark to ignite the fuel that is there. There are other causes as well, and...
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Ran out of gas put gas in it but not getting to carburetor maybe it's the fuel filter
You should first try to replace the fuel filter and then with fuel line disconnected test to see if the fuel pump is pumping close to 5 psi of fuel pressure and is pumping fuel. When the vehicle ran out...
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I have a 1965 Thunderbird with a 390 engine. The mechanic is somewhat baffled. The PVC valve and hoses have been replaced. Everyth
Hi There, Unfortunately, part of your question was cut off when it came to our queue, so I will answer the best I can as it looks like your question relates to the PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) valve. The PCV...
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How much oil does a 307 ot of a 1971 C10 chevy truck hold ?
Hi There, The 307 small block Chevy motor (assuming stock oil pan) holds 5 quarts of oil. If you need help changing your oil, please reach out to us here at YourMechanic as we are always here to help. ...

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