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Brake pedal hard to push after having disc brakes installed.
If a fluid issue or the master cylinder was at fault the symptom would be the opposite of yours. If the pedal is hard to push the most likely cause is a faulty check valve for the power brake booster....
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Engine pulls/bucks at highway speeds
It sounds like you have a lean misfire or an ignition misfire. I would start by checking to see if the coil is putting out a large hot spark. Then replace the points and condenser as necessary. If the problem...
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Car won't start.
The performance of the battery and charging system must be checked. There may be a problem with the alternator recharging the battery especially if the vehicle required a jump-start after a new battery. Hire one of our expert technicians to...
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Gas leaking from underneath hose
If you have a fuel leak I would not recommend driving the vehicle until it is repaired as fuel leaks are a safety hazard. I would also recommend having your engine inspected by a professional to determine where the leak source...
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Why when I install a starter in truck it makes a lot of noise an then have to replace starter again the gears are grinded down
You may need to install a spacer to prevent the flywheel from touching the starter gear when the vehicle is running. This could be cause of both the noise and the worn down gears. If you need help with this...
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White smoke from exhaust
Hi, thanks for writing in. Sometimes white smoke can be from the carburetor flooding the engine out. Try to hold the engine rpm up to about 2000 rpms and hold it there for at least 3 to 5 minutes while...
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Hard to turn steering wheel when on park.
Hey there. There is a check valve in the power steering pump that quite often sticks after a rebuild. Since these are "restoration" components, they tend to sit on shelves longer than present-day parts. Tap lightly on the power steering...
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Is my engine the original engine to my car?
Hello - hopefully, only the freeze plugs are rusted and leaking on your engine! As for "matching engine" - only Corvettes had engine matching by engine code, date, and VIN number. But the engine code and date should match between...
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350 will not run
Hi there. Having good compression across the board, is a good start. A few things should be double checked. Bring the #1 cylinder up to TDC (top dead center) on the compression stroke and recheck distributor position. Make sure the...
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Removing brake light bulb
Hello. The brake light bulb for your vehicle uses a twist lock type base. To remove the bulbs, gently push down to unlock them from the base, and then rotate them counterclockwise and out. If the bulb is stuck, gently...
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my truck when I turn the key I have no power but when I jump it it starts up.
If you have a new, fully charged battery, and the starting system still does not function, there are actually only a relatively limited number of causes. Broadly, either the starter motor/solenoid assembly is faulty or the electrical circuit supplying the...
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When replacing my fan clutch should I change my cooling fan to a flex-a-light and get a new flex-a-light clutch?
Hi there. It is best to always put on the OEM parts that are required for the vehicle. However, you can get a flex-a-light clutch fan for your vehicle as long as it will bolt up to your water pump...
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69 mach 1 428 fires in start position dies in run position, runs with jumper wire to + side of coil
It could be that you need to replace the breaker points. Many of the older cars had a ballast resistor built into the ignition circuit to lower the voltage to the points. Often the Ignition switch was wired to bypass...
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Car won't start unless I let go of the ignition switch
Hi There, I believe the reason it starts when you disengage the starter is due to the fact that system voltage is being dragged down by the starter, thus when you disengage the starter the system voltage rises again. The...
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Charging system
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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Turn signals activate brake lights
You probably have the wrong bulbs in the sockets. Your car likely uses an 1157 bulb, a bulb that has been in use since the '60's, but bulbs have been changed and part numbers superceded over the decades so it's...
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brake pedal goes to floor when starting vehicle
It is normal for the brakes to go down about 4 inches when starting the car with foot on the brakes but not for the brakes to go to the floor. If it goes all the way to the floor...
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brake cylinder bad
Hi John. The brake master cylinder serves as the main valve that pushes brake fluid through the brake lines so that the brake calipers can squeeze the pads against the rotors. It functions by pushing a metal rod through a...

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