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Q: Gas gauge not working.
You're correct, the problem could be with the wiring. However, the improper reading may also be due to a faulty sending unit or gauge. A technician well versed in electronic troubleshooting, such as one form YourMechanic, will be able to...
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Flat spot in motor.
A fixed hesitation point when accelerating points to a specific mechanical issue either in the ignition or fuel system. The mechanical advance in the distributor needs to be checked for free motion and base timing would need to be checked....
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Carburetor burning rich
Your carburetor may just need to be setup again, or possibly rebuilt. Your carburetor is probably a Rochester Quadrajet. The plastic float Rochester uses can crack, and therefore, never rise with the fuel level in the bowl, causing too much...
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Q: Transmission not engaging
Transmission oil needs to be changed at the correct service intervals and the correct fluid added. If you do not replace it as suggested, you run the risk of ruining your transmission when you do replace it. I suspect this...
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How to verify if I need a cardone reman rack assembly and a steering gear (complete)?
The parts you have listed are essentially the same part. A "reman steering rack" is a steering rack that has previously been used, but was completely rebuilt/remanufactured to like new specifications. When the term "complete steering gear" is used, that...
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Shifting won't go into gear - 1973 Chevrolet C20
Check fluid level in the transmission. Did you correctly engage the front pump with the torque convertor, and filled the torque convertor with fluid before installing it? Let the truck idle 15 minutes or so, and check for Drive/Reverse after...
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Noise after the car is turned off, car idles rough - 1973 Nissan 240Z
Hello. It sounds like the starter relay might be bad and is causing the starter to stay on, which is the clicking noise that you are hearing. There could also be a problem with the starter solenoid. The problem you...
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Smoke from the dashboard, parking lights won't turn off
Hello. It sounds like there is a short in the wiring harness of the car. If the wiring comes into contact with other wiring, this may cause a short and smoke from the dashboard. This sometimes happens due to old...
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I have a jerking ticking and popping noise when I accelerate what is it
Would need more information on the car and engine you have but the problem sounds like a misfire from the ignition system or carburetor problems.
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Lost all power to the car
Turning on one additional switch creating a loss of all power suggests you have a short somewhere in your system. The additional power draw that the extra fan is creating puts an additional load on voltage being supplied to other...
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transmission fluid bubbles over the dipstick any help?
This is caused if air is introduced to the fluid. For example, air can get into the filter inside the transmission pan or may be introduced if the fluid is too low or too full. If you just had...
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Q: Battery wont stay charged
It appears the alternator is providing the correct charge (within range) to the battery at 12.6 volts. This also suggests that the voltage regulator is working properly. You may have a slight power draw coming from somewhere in the car....
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Headers that fit my car with a manual transmission? 1973 Ford Mustang
Check Cjpony, Jegs, or Summit Racing. They all carry headers that include your model.
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Need wire connection details for 73 F100 ignition switch -Black, Yellow, Pink, Red w/Blue, & two Red w/Green on one terminal
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are unable to attach images or files to this Q & A section, so we're not able to assist you in this manner. I would suggest searching online for a wiring schematic for your 73 Ford...
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73 f100 360 FE lurches then stalls when put in gear
Hi there. Typically when you put the truck in gear and it stalls, it's caused by a fuel delivery problem; usually a defective fuel pump, dirty fuel filters or a fuel filter installed backwards in some instances. It could also...
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Can I use gasket maker as sealant for my oil pan?
Using gasket maker in place of an oil pan gasket works sometimes. However, what I recommend is using a the actual cork/rubber gasket with a thin coat of The Right Stuff brand gasket sealant applied to both the engine block...
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1973 Jeep CJ-5 304 V-8. Vehicle starts right away but dies as soon as the key is released to "run" position.
Hi there. I would assume that your problem is related to the ignition cylinder on the dash. It's possible that either the ignition is damaged, or perhaps a ground wire behind the dash is loose. You should be able to...

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