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Popping out the exhaust and backfiring out the carb
Adding additional vacuum to the car when it is already backfiring will usually compound the problem due to the lack of fuel supply. Backfiring is most often a result of a lean condition. Adding transmission fluid to the fuel mixture...
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No power new alternator. 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1974 Chevrolet Chevelle. If you got a spark from the wire on the back of the alternator, then you shorted something out. You need to follow the wire from the alternator to where...
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Car trying to start without key in ignition
Sounds like your starter solenoid may be installed incorrectly. The solenoid has several wires going to it. One to the stater, some coming from the battery, and one form the ignition switch. If the wires are connected on the wrong...
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Looking for the over flow connection so my coolant reverts back to my reservoir
The overflow connection will be under the lip where the radiator cap goes on. Sometimes the connection falls out from broken solder joints. The tank connection may be incorporated in the cap for the tank on some models. In other...
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Doesn't start when warm - 1974 Mercedes Benz 240D
Hello. It sounds like the injectors and the glow plugs need to be replaced. The cold start valve could have a problem as well. This valve could be kicking in when it shouldn’t (when it’s warm) and this may result...
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when the motor is cold it starts right up, when the motor has been running it won't start until the motor cools
Hi! Sometimes when electronic components are failing they can be affected by heat. They may work when cool but not when hot. The electronic control module on your Dodge that controls ignition spark is the suspected culprit here. I suggest...
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Car shorted out
Your car does not have fuses for the main circuits. There are fusible links down by the starter motor. Two or three smaller wires bolt on to the staters positive bolt. The fusible links are within a few inches. You...
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I have a 74 distributor with 3 wires can it go on my 79
Hello, thank you for asking about your 1974 Pontiac Ventura. From what you describe it appears to me that you are attempting to convert a points ignition system to an electronic HEI ignition system. This is a very common conversion...
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The truck has problems shifting
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Ford F-100. Depending on the engine you have and if you have a manual transmission then you may have broken motor and transmission mounts that will cause the clutch linkage and shifter to...
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Turbo Charger install
If the engine was not designed to have the extra compression of a turbo charger then the engine may get damaged by the added pressures on all the engine components. If you are looking to turbo charge this engine then...
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Donor 5 speed from '95 Nissan hard body pickup. Will it bolt up to the L18 engine in Datsun?
This is a tough case. Even if the transmission does bolt up, the difference in electronics might it difficult to retrofit to the older vehicle. The electronics must be different and there were many vacuum assisted components in earlier years...
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Transmission problem - 1974 Mercedes Benz 280
Hey there. Since you only seem to have the problem on a hill, then you may be very low on transmission fluid. When the car is put in reverse, it pumps fluid into a large servo to engage the reverse...
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Car shudders when moving off in first gear or in reverse 1974 Ford Mustang II
Hello - although vibration may come from the driveshaft or loose motion in the rear end, this problem starts with the clutch. This problem is called "clutch chatter", and it involves the clutch grabbing/releasing multiple times in a choppy fashion...
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Check engine light on
Hi There, Generally, the check engine light comes on when something fairly serious is going on with the vehicle. This can happen for many different reasons such as a faulty mass air flow sensor, a faulty O2 sensor, a bad...
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Gas in oil
A possible cause of this is the choke in the carburetor is stuck closed or partly closed. That will have the effect of drawing excess gasoline into the engine which will wash down the cylinder walls into the oil. The...
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How do you remove the pistons in the engine while the engine is in the car?
Hi there. You will have to remove the timing belt, exhaust manifold, intake manifold, all vacuum lines, the cylinder head, and the oil pan to gain access to the piston removal. Drain out all of the oil from the oil...
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One brake light is not working
This should be a double filament bulb, which has two filaments inside. One works for the main tail light and the other is activated when the brake light switch is activated. Many times, one or both of these filaments will...
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Can oil pan be removed with the engine in the car.
The rack and pinion steering gear needs to be disconnected and moved forward and the transmission inspection flywheel inspection plate for access to remove the oil pan from the engine. You can then torque rod bearings as needed.
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Reversing problem 1974 Mercedes 280
Hi there - most likely, the reverse clutch, or it's actuator piston, is worn, and the reverse clutch is slipping. It's also possible that the primary pump output for the transmission is worn and pressure is low - although this...
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My car backfires at 50 mph.
Hi there. There is a timing problem with your engine. Check the vacuum advance to see if its advancing when the engine is at a higher rpm. Also check the spark plugs and wires for if they are burned but...

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