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Q: Clutch not working
If your clutch is not working then it may have a bad clutch cable or the clutch itself is bad. A mechanic would typically inspect the condition of the cable and make sure it is moving properly. If it is...
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Automatic transmission isn't shifting.
It is possible that the air actuated clutch is at fault but in the service manual there is a note the even though there is no adjustment to the shift linkage, excessive play due to worn parts or a loosely...
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Noisy lifters
Hi. Noisy lifters can occur for a number of different reasons. The most common being low or old oil or a poor quality oil filter. If the oil filter is restricted or if it is full of debris, then the...
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Brake lights and blinkers don't function
Hello. Cool and rare car you have. I would suggest having a technician check the electrical components in your vehicle. Also, I recommend checking the fuses, brake pedal switch, and electrical wiring to the tail lights. I would suspect that...
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Q: Dash lights not working
Hi, have you checked the fuse for the instrument cluster? This is a quick and easy check, however, if the fuse is blown, it blew for a reason, so replacing it is only a temporary solution. As the circuit will...
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Lights going on and off in truck
This problem arises with older trucks. The harness, unless it is damaged, is not usually the problem. The problem usually is in the pins coming loose or making bad contact in the fuse box. When this happens, you start loosing...
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Q: Engine turns over, doesn't start
Since this is a 1970 model, then you may have a problem with the ignition system or the carburetor not getting or giving fuel. The points in the distributor or the carburetor may be plugged. I recommend having a mechanic,...
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Q: Clutch not disengaging
You likely need to bleed the pressure out of the hydraulic system. Improper installation could also have caused the problems. I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your clutch issue and make the needed repairs...
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back right wheel blocked
Hello. If the wheel will not move, then the brake shoes are stuck to the drum. If the vehicle has not moved in some time and if the parking brake was not being used, then the shoes typically corrode to...
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Q: Car starts, but then stalls
Low fuel pressure caused by a dirty filter may offer enough fuel for a start but not enough volume to support idle. Have an experienced automotive technician, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose why your car is starting and stalling...
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It runs good for a while and then all of a,sudden it won't start,have not used lights or radio,just replaced starter
Hello. If the engine will crank over and it will not start after it has run for a while then most of the time this is caused by a failing carburetor. Most of the time it will flood out and...
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plymouth duster 70' engine swap
While we at Your Mechanic do not perform engine replacement or swaps, I can tell you some basics. Considering you are looking to install a 2004 Ford engine in a 1970 Chrysler product, there will be an extensive amount of...
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car wont start, acts like its not getting gas.
Hi there. Check to see if the fuel that was in the system was old and sitting for a while. If so, I recommend putting in a fuel water evaporator chemical that can be purchased at a local parts store....
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Q: Engine bogs down
Hello there. Many common faults will cause your 1970 Chevrolet 350 engine to bog down. The most common faults are engine running to rich, improperly adjusted throttle linkage, fuel pressure to high, or a vacuum leak. A qualified technician, such...
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Q: Engine
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Do not assume right away that you have blown a head gasket. When the cooling system overheats and throws coolant all over the engine bay, every hot part of that engine will create steam....
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How do you avoid the upper and lower A arm bushings from melting on a 1970 GS 455?
Hi there - yes, this is a very large engine, in a moderately-sized place, with lots of heat transfer issues! As you suggest, heat shields, or wrapping the exhaust manifold (headers?) with "heat wrap" to keep the heat inside the...
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Engine rebuild
Generally, a simple rebuild would include things like replacing rings, bearings, gaskets, having a valve job done and potentially replacing pistons and/or boring if needed, however even with doing much of the work on your own, you will likely be...
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How much oil does 1970 Chevy c10 350 take?
With a filter change, the crankcase capacity is 6 quarts. If the filter is not changed add 5 quarts (the filter holds 1 quart). Note that you should check the dipstick and regardless of the specification do not maintain the...

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