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Brakes have gone out
Hi there. The first thing that needs to be determined is if there is a failure of a line or brake component, such as, a brake hose, caliper, or wheel cylinder. The brake fluid level needs to be checked to...
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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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When it turns on it does not move forward, but does move in reverse easily.
The transmission in your GMC truck will need to be taken out and disassembled for inspection. It probably needs to be rebuilt or exchanged with a rebuilt or used transmission. I'd recommend getting some help from a qualified technician...
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Gas leaking
Hi there. Considering the age of the vehicle, it may be equipped with a metal gas tank. Have an experienced technician inspect the vehicle for leaks and replace any components that show rust or corrosion.
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AC fuse keeps blowing
I would try and disconnect the A/C compressor to see if the fuse still blows. The compressor is the only thing that gets energized in all settings except economy. If this works and the fuse does not blow, then the...
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can i remove cylinder head without removing engine from the car
It is possible to remove the head while the engine is in the car, but it's going to be tight. This can be a difficult and even dangerous job. Unless you feel very comfortable with this type of work, you...
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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 starts and shuts off
Hello. If the engine only runs for a second and then turns off then that usually means that the engine was not timed right. You will need to remove the distributor and retime it. It can also be a defective...
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1977 Mercedes-Benz 240D cranking, but not starting
Hi there. Either one or multiple glow plugs maybe malfunctioning. Also there maybe a fuel delivery probably as well. If there is not enough fuel ores in your system, then your vehicle will not start. This diagnoses needs to be...
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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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how do you install spark plugs
Hi there, thanks for writing in. The quick and easy rundown of replacing your spark plugs is to carefully remove the spark plug wire from each spark plug, being sure to mark each one so you remember where they go...
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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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