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1978 Beetle advice
Hi there. That's a lot of questions, and we'll do our best to help you out. First off, the odometer on older VW's is only 5 digits as you suggested, so it is very possible that it might have 185,000,...
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Q: Transmission leak
I would suggest checking the Kelly Blue Book website with specifics related to your zip code as market prices of cars vary by zip code. This will give you a baseline for determining whether or not the car is within...
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No hot air coming from heater
You may have a clogged heater core that may be prohibiting the outer linings of the heater core to get hot. As you know, the heater core is a series of tubes that the coolant runs through that generates the...
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My friend has an international scout II, around 1978, and when he brakes or shifts to neutral, it stalls, especially in the cold.
If the vehicle stalls upon touching the brake pedal, that could be due to a vacuum leak in the brake booster system but only of course if the vehicle has power brakes. Stalling could also be due to an incorrect...
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The cost of replacing spark plug's wires only...I do have my own wires...for a 1978 Corvette...thanks
To obtain the requested quote for labor only (no part costs), please visit YourMechanic’s ignition wire replacement page. Once on that page, click on "Get a Quote" and enter your vehicle information (year, make, model). You are welcome to buy...
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Turbo 350 involved in flood
Hi There, I would suggest having the transmission flushed as there may be remnants of water that may have worked into the internals of the transmission, which will eventually cause problems with hydraulic pressure. I would suggest also having all...
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convert 1978 k5 blazer 4WD to 2WD
If you are trying to measure and position a frame, use a "tram", which is a specialized frame measuring tool. If, though, you are looking for specific frame dimensions, off of each vehicle, so that you can design a "composite"...
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The hazards come on when i turn either left or right signal switch.
Generally this is something caused by the flasher relay going bad. This is a small relay that allows the lights to flash based upon current flow and a resistor inside that causes them to flash. When this is faulty, this...
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I have a 78' GMC c15 pickup and when i turn either left or right blinker the hazards cut on.
You need to replace the bulbs in the front as one of the bulbs are shorted internally to the other circuit inside bulb. If replacing bulbs do not work then look for a ground wire problem going to the switch...
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My 1978 dodge 318 idles fine, but sputters and dies in gear.
If the problem started before you adjusted the mixture but adjusting the mixture allowed you to get the vehicle started, the problem is probably fuel related. You can test fuel pump output and pressure to see if those are in...
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How much would it cost to replace drivers side fender on my 1978 Dodge D100
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. This task is best handled by a collision repair estimator at a reputable paint and body shop. S/he is trained to evaluate visible and not-so-visible damage,...
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i am looking for video about how to assemble NP203 transfer-case
Hi Yousef. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with a video that shows this type of repair. You might want to purchase a service and repair manual - which most of them can be downloaded when you purchase them online.
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I have a 1978 Corvette thats been sitting for 10 years... What should I start with to get it running again?
I would suggest doing the following (Not necessarily in this order), prior to starting the car: 1.) Replace Battery 2.) Remove all old gas from tank and carb 3.) Rebuild the carb 4.) Replace spark plugs and wires (Spray...
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Holley 570 CFM for 454 engine
Going from a 350 to a 454 engine may require you to have the carburetor rebuilt to install larger main jets to get the engine to run good and have good power. A 650 carburetor would better suit the 454...
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78 corvette been sitting for two years wont shift out of first what should i do
It sounds like your vehicle may be a bit low on transmission fluid or you may potentially have a bad transmission control solenoid. As you know, the transmission works on hydraulic pressure built up from the fluid inside and uses...
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Can you install a distributor at tdc, drop in the distributor, then line up the cap so its perfectly aligned with the 1st plug?
If you bring number one piston to TDC and look at crankshaft pulley and timing mark to verify the engine is on top dead center and then align the distributor rotor to align with number one spark plug wire on...
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My 78 malibu has high idle and wont idle down
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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Good battery, no lights, no click, nothing, where should I start
It is possible that there was an issue with the wiring that finally showed itself recently. I would recommend inspecting the area where the wiring repair was done previously to determine if any obvious issues exist. It is also possible...
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I have a 1978 Toyota hilux with the 20r engine it has fuel in the oil is it possible that the engine just got flooded?
Hi DJ. Thanks for contacting us today. There are a few reasons why gasoline would mix with engine oil, ranging from gasoline leaking inside a vacuum line or a cracked intake manifold. I would change the oil and filter and...
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1978 CJ5 304 Engine stars back firing after it warms up after a long drive on the highway it stars backfiring
If the supply of fuel to the carburetor is reduced once the engine is hot, you might have a vapor lock condition. You might evaluate the location of the fuel lines and relocate as needed. Backfiring is often caused by...

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