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missing engine
It is hard to say if the problem is from the distributor advancing timing or if your carburetor is not pumping fuel into the engine. With engine off, look into the carburetor and move the throttle to see if you...
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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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How to set a carburetor on a big block 454? I think the carburetor is a 600 cm
Hi - As excited as most of our team would be to work on a classic, big-block 'Vette, that is not a service we can offer at this time. I would check references by other Corvette forum members on a...
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Blinkers do not work - 1973 Chevrolet C20
Check the fuse for the turn signal circuit. If the fuse is good, then a mutimeter will be needed to check the turn signal switch, and wiring to each turn signal bulb socket. A professional mechanic with good electrical diagnostic...
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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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Car floods and dies after installing new carburetor
A carburetor may flood if dirt enters the needle valve and prevents it from closing. It may also flood if the float is set too high, or it develops a leak and sinks. Finally, flooding can occur due to excessive...
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Car will not idle
If the car will not idle then you may have a carburetor mixture problem or ignition timing and distributor problems. If the carburetor needle and seat is leaking, it may be flooding the engine at idle. I recommend having a...
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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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I need my transmission replaced.
I think these both take the same transmission for the Mach 1 since the Mach 1 had both engines and only came in the manual transmission. You should check with other Mach 1 owners to make sure before going through...
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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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Replace crumpled hood
It looks like it should work, since both the '72 and '73 are the same body style. If you're buying the hood online from an aftermarket supplier, I suggest you call them to confirm prior to ordering. If you're buying...
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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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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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So a friend and I spent 2 days putting a brand new generator in the Beetle, but it went bad this morning. Why.?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide some insight. There are a few issues that may be happening. First, the voltage regulator for the generator may be bad and caused over or under charge conditions. Or, the...
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Car won't start.
It is very likely that you have an issue with your starter. If you have lights and other power electronics working in your vehicle but it will not turn over, this is a sign that the starter has failed or...
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Car died when passing another car - 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle
I would check first for fuel and spark to inspect the linkage coming from the throttle pedal to the throttle valve on the engine. With these items present and good compression, the engine should turn over and start. If you...
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My truck will sometimes run in park but whenever I switch gears. It dies when going into either drive or reverse
Hi, thanks for writing in. A weak idle is most often caused by vacuum leaks in the intake system. This can be a loose or leaking vacuum hose (including hose to modulator on the transmission), leaking or stuck open exhaust...
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What is the prcedure of replacing an accelerator pump on a 73 monte carlo with a 2 BBl
For a carburetor and car of this age I would not recommend just trying to install another accelerator pump in the carburetor. The fuel system in this car was not designed to work with the new fuels in use today...

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