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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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Engine will not stay started.
This may be a problem with the fuel filter or fuel pump. If the fuel pump is getting weak or not working at all, that may cause your issue. If the fuel filter is clogged, this may also cause your...
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Q: Car not starting.
Hi, there are three things you car need to start Air/fuel, compression, ignition. If one of these things is missing the car will not start. I would recommend having a technician come out and test these systems for failure. Most...
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Q: Problems starting my car.
Well that is a nice car I used to own a 67 VW bus, and I can tell you it was plagued with electrical problems. You're going to need to have the battery tested first of all and if that...
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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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Q: 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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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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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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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 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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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...

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