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Car won't hold battery charge
Hello. If this occurred right after the radio was installed, then you may have an issue with the wiring to the radio. The radio should be taken back out and the wiring should be checked for any breaks or shorting...
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Grinding from rear brakes
Hi there. Sounds to me that your brake pads have worn past their limit causing the metal base to press against the brake rotor which is leading to metal on metal contact. A brake service is due for your car....
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Proper grease for ground conection on frame/body
I am one of those people who would recommend the use of dielectric grease. That is what GM tells us to use nowadays inside of connectors to prevent corrosion in the terminals of the connector. It will work well to...
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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...
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Water pump needs replacing
Hello, a coolant leak should be repaired sooner than later to avoid engine damage. To check for leaks, the cooling system needs to be pressurized and inspected. If the coolant pump is found to be leaking then it will need...
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Car turns over but won't start
Hi there. I would recommend checking for vacuum leaks to determine if this is possibly leaning out the fuel charge going into the motor. When too much vacuum is present this will cause a lean air/fuel charge to be injected...
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Clutch malfunctions
I'm not sure if you are having a difficult time installing the transmission, or if the clutch has failed; I'm going to assume the former. Stabbing a manual transmission into the clutch/back of the engine can be very challenging. This...
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Suddenly a whole lots of problems have occurred!!! Help!
My first thought is you have moisture inside your distributor cap. This is a very common issue with older vehicles. I suspect all these issues are caused by a single issue. Since it is overheating, I would certainly be checking...
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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...
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I dropped the air breather wing nut down the carb on my 1976 gma grain truck and its no longer in the carb it has passed through.
I would have the carburetor removed if you cannot use a magnet to go through the carburetor plates to get it out. Taking off the carburetor will give better access to get in the intake to get the nut. The...
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Car keeps dying
There are few things that could cause the engine to stall. If it is fuel-related, here are some items to check: There is a small filter on the front of the carburetor that should have been changed with the pump....
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Engine steam and antifreeze leak - 1976 Mercedes Benz 450SL
Hello. This sounds like the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses, or even one of the heater hoses, have started to leak. It is also possible that the gasket to the thermostat could have a leak as well. It doesn’t sound...
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It is difficult to shift gears
Unlike newer vehicles that use a cable to connect the shift lever in the car to the transmission, vehicles from your cars era use actual mechanical linkages for this. If the grommets that keep the linkages together and tight get...
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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...
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car is sputering when acceleration 10 15 sound like drops then goes mybee carb ?
Your car may have more than one issue to get checked. First, I would check to see if the accelerator pump is pumping fuel into the carburetor correctly. If this is working, then the ignition advance would need to be...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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