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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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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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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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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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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 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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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...

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