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Headlights not coming on
Hello. Most of the time when both lights stop at the same time on this vehicle, it is because the switch has lost its power supply. You would need a voltage meter to run some tests on the circuit. Most...
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Voltage regulator smoking after replacement.
Hello, You should check the integrity of the ground wire. If the rubber coating is melted it must be replaced. You should be sure that the alternator they gave you doesn't have a voltage regulator built in or attached to...
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Truck sputtering going uphill.
I would only be speculating on this problem since you have altered the fuel tank system on the truck. I suspect that the fuel pump is getting starved of fuel and when you are going up a hill causes the...
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Q: Key is stuck in the ignition
Hi, one thing you can do is take your steering wheel grasp it and turn it slightly in both directions while trying to turn the key while you are holding pressure on the wheel. This will help make sure that...
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Camper taillights not working
The first thing to check is for power at the trailer plug on the truck. Use the ground within the plug to check it as well. There might be separate fuses for the trailer lights. If it is ok the...
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Q: Ticking sound from engine
Ticking is usually valve train related. Your engine has hydraulic lifters, they are self adjusting. One thing that can go wrong is the rocker stud can pull out of the head. They are pressed in originally. Check the nuts have...
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valve tick on driver's side - 1971 Dodge Charger
Hello. This is very normal for nearly every car. When your car's engine is cold and has been sitting for a while, the oil that is brought to the top of the motor when the engine is running will slowly...
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Car sat for years, trouble starting - 1971 Nissan 240Z
Hello. It sounds like the fuel pump is bad or the fuel filter is clogged. It is also possible that there is a lot of water in your fuel system. Dry gas or sea foam will need to be used...
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I am having strange issues with my turn signals and headlights.
Hello. Most likely you have a bad ground some place. Grounds for the lighting system will be in several different locations throughout the car. The combination switch inside your steering column is a common culprit. What is happening is electricity...
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Car stalls at steady higher speeds
Hello there, a few common faults would cause your 1971 Chevrolet El Camino to stall out like this. The most common would be the carburetor, battery, alternator or the fuel pump. I recommend having a qualified technician, such as one...
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Manual transmission clutch grinds and won't go into gear
It sounds like what is happening here is that the throw out bearing has failed. This bearing is what the clutch shift fork rides against, which in turn allows the transmission to shift gears. The other possible scenario is that...
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Electrical wiring issue with the dash lights.
Check the lights on the dash and look for the wiring. Follow the wires to where they hook up to and check that component to see if it's working. Most dash lights are hooked into the light switch and on...
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I have 1971 jeepster commando that keeps getting really hot quick. Thermostat changed new radiator hose and new coolant
Hi there. It's likely that the radiator is the actual problem. Over time, the interior of older radiators will corrode and cause rust and other materials to break off and cause obstructions inside the coolant system. This can impede the...
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Starting issues on my 71 chevelle
It is very possible that the vehicle May simply just need a carburetor cleaning and or adjustment. I would recommend having your carburetor inspected by a qualified professional to determine if it is functioning properly. If the carburetor is dirty...

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