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Engine stalls when accelerating
The carburetor on the engine may be at fault if it has plugged main jets. The engine does not need too much fuel to rev it up when in park. If you can put it in park and slowly accelerate...
I have a 1976 Chevy pickup and it has been converted to power steering. When I turn the wheel 3/4 of the way, it turns a little.
Hi, thanks for writing in. Assuming the power steering worked when the truck was parked, your problem could be the power steering pump internal vanes sticking (which create the hydraulic pressure for "assist", or the over-pressure valve opening up, and...
hemi 265 oil leak under intake and exhaust gasket
Hello. I think you are talking about the belly pan under the intake leaking oil. This cover is used to cover the camshaft and lifters of the engine. You may have an oil leak from this cover or from the...
car starst fine but as soon as you put in gear it shuts off what would cause this problem
First, try to keep the engine running by holding the idle up a little with the accelerator to see if it can stay running and the problem is not inside the transmission. If you can keep it running this way,...
Gasoline smell in car when I fill gas tank
The tank seal where the fuel pump is inserted may be leaking or the vent hoses as well. Typing your year model and vent hose schematic into a search engine shows a few pretty detailed listings of what you're looking...
Car will start but keeps cutting off 1976 Chevy Nova
Hello - the stalling after starting problem is either a problem with the carburetor - perhaps the float level - or the fuel pump may not be working properly. If you are able to keep the engine running (by pumping...
Transmission pan leak
Hello. If the gasket and sealant were applied and allowed to cure properly then you should not need to shift the pan in any sort of way. If the gasket is leaking then re torquing the bolts may repair the...
The kick down on my transmission is not working
The transmission control module (TCM) helps regulate fuel efficiency and power while storing information about the transmission system in its memory. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic shifting of gears. The transmission control...
Blower fuse gets HOT!!
Hi there. Which side of the fuse is getting the heat? Does it stay hot all the time? It is highly recommended to not install a higher rated fuse as this may cause system damage. If it's the blower circuit...
I got a 1976 Chevy truck 350,it's runs good when gets hot it the shuts off, when it cools it runs again, what could the problem be?
It sounds like what you are describing is a classic sign of a failing ignition coil that may be getting too hot to operate properly and is going through a heat cycling phase. Ignition coils are made of a varnish...
How do I tell where my distributor needs to be set? I have the cap on and the rotor facing at 1 on TDC compression stroke
Hi there. It's very difficult for us to help you here as we can't post images of proper distributor alignment for this type of Dodge V-8 engine. In any case, I would recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for...
I have a 280Z and I want to swap an engine with a 1UZ-FE. How much will it cost to swap?
Billing question sent to CS for the cost of swapping an engine out on a 1976 Nissan 280Z.
Won't start, weak charge light, and is battery fully charged.
Hi there. The issue is with your battery. The battery may have the voltage, but the amperage is very low and causing the electrical system to not function properly. I recommend replacing your battery. If you need further assistance with...
No power past Starter Solenoid
Hey there. That is a tough one. If your not getting power past the solenoid, the only thing I would consider is that the ground connection from the starter is faulty or the wire itself is frayed. On an older...
1976 fuel injected cadillac seville :initial start hesitates,cuts off than starts back up and runs fine after that.
If the fuel injectors have never been serviced, that would be a good start on a car of this age. To do it right the injectors have to be removed from the fuel rail and sent out for cleaning to...
Q: Shaking and wants to stall
Hi There, Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Anytime a misfire is caused, this causes an imbalance in the motor which will cause the motor to...
Rapid clicking from starter full charged battery, good starter, good clutch switch, don't know where to go next. 76 nova
Rapid clicking is most likely from a defective starter or low battery voltage. Try jump starting to see if it helps and then check voltage at starter solenoid to see if it gets constant voltage when cranking or trying to...
Wont idle unless idle is turned very high. New filter,rebuilt carb,new lines.
I would definitely agree that your idle issue (especially on an older engine) is most likely a vacuum pump problem. However, it could be as simple as a stuck float bowl in the carb or idle adjustment screw that is...
Replaced motor mounts but now engine will not line up 13 1/8 inches on one side 14 three eights inches on the other what do I do??
I would like a man making sure that nothing is obstructing the engine from moving into place. It is possible that the engine will go into place as it should but that something is blocking it or something is in...
I have a 1976 Chevy g20 van. It's a three speed column shifter. The shifter is stuck in first gear.The shifter will not move at al
If the car rolls (without the engine turning of course) when the clutch pedal is depressed, then the cause of the failure to shift is a malfunction in the transmission although the external linkages have to be ruled out. If...

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