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will not keep a charge
The battery and charging system will need to be tested to see if the battery can be charged and handles a load test. If battery fails test then it should be replaced first. After the battery is tested and replaced,...
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will not hold a charge
The battery and charging system will need to be tested to see if the battery can be charged and handles a load test. If battery fails this test then it should be replaced first. After the battery is tested and...
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Car turns over but will not start
It's possible that the vehicle flooded out from running it several times for a short amount of time each time. You could try removing the spark plugs and blowing the cylinders out with air, blow tips of plugs with air,...
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Car shuts off as soon as the starter stops
Hello there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Chevrolet El Camino. Although you already replaced your ignition switch, many different faults can cause a no start condition. Some of the more likely faults would include a fuel pump, battery,...
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1977 Ford F-100 not starting, fuel-pump related?
If the hose before the fuel pump has a hole in it, then the car will suck air in the system and the fuel pump will not be able to pull fuel from fuel tank. The entire fuel system should...
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Where is the mop censor located
If you have the 4 cylinder 2.2 liter 1997 Toyota Camry, then the MAP sensor is mounted on the firewall behind the intake manifold. It will have a vacuum line and a wire connection going to it. If you have...
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Gas in manifold, 1977 Chevy Nova
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1977 Chevy Nova 250. If you are flooding the engine from a carburetor problem, then you most likely have a needle and seat or float not adjusted properly. You should have the...
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I put a new alternator in my car yesterday it started up fine about the third time starting the car to starter relay just clicks w
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse or starter relay....
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the car has sit since 2012. I have started it several times since then. In June 2016. Car engine run rough and cut off after warm.
This is very common when a car has been sitting for a period of time. I would suggest draining the fuel, replacing the fuel filter, replacing the spark plugs, changing the oil for starters. These are all basic maintenance items...
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Is my problem the timing belt is worn?
It is possible that the carburator may be out of adjustment or require a good cleaning. I would recommend having your fuel system inspected by a qualified professional to determine if the carburator is the cause of the issue. These...
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its a power wagon 1500 and there is a problem running it
Hi there. Several things could cause a stalling issue when putting the vehicle in gear (cold). Assuming, the choke is manually operated. The engine may not be getting to operating temperature, ie; thermostat stuck open, before releasing the choke. Assuming,...
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I have an engine with a two barrel carburetor. It appears to me the 2nd barrel isn't opening. When and what opens the second barrel?
Hi there. On two barrow carburetors, there are two ways that they open. The most common way is through engine vacuum. When the vacuum drops to near zero, the secondary throttle valve will open and operate the secondary jets. Other...
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clutch is not getting enough separation
Hi there. What you are describing sounds as if the clutch slave cylinder is faulty, or you've got a different internal clutch system component that is not engaging as it should. Either way, you should remove the transmission to have...
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Fuel pump 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Hello - you are correct, there will not be an additional fuel pump in the gas tank, only the mechanical pump at the engine. Check first to see if the fuel pump is pulling fuel from the tank, and pushing...
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Brakes won't stay pumped and fluid overs the area where u fill it up at
If you are bleeding the brakes out and keep getting air in the system then you test system and it still feels like it has a low pedal again. The brakes are bled again and gets air in it again...
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WHEN I ACCELERTE FROM A STOP ITS FINE IT LEAVES BUT ONCE IM GOING 45 MPH IT BOGGS DOWN AND WONT ACCELARATE
Hi there. What you are describing is very common with either a vacuum leak, or an issue with the jetting in the carburetor. Most of the time, a bogging issue is caused by too much fuel (or a rich situation)....
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Serpentine kit
I am unfamiliar with the particular kit you are planning to install. However, normally when the thermostat housing is connected to the upper radiator hose, the system is normal flow. If the thermostat housing is connected to the lower radiator...
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Not starting
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark or possibly timing issues and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination...
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I have an old 77 Maverick and when the car is idlingoing there is a faint scraping sound inside on the engine I'm guessing. It is
Hi there. Typically when you hear metal grinding while the motor runs, it is most often caused by a drive belt pulley that has worn out and needs to be replaced. It is also possible that the water pump is...

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