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Jeeps stalls at traffic lights - 1979 Jeep CJ5
From the description it almost sounds like an air/fuel mixture issue. Possibly caused by unmetered air being sucked in at closed throttle. The vacuum system should be checked along with the intake manifold gasket. If no leaks are obvious, a...
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Gas pedal hard to apply, can't go past 55 mph
Hello. It sounds like the transmission isn’t shifting gears properly. A problem with the first, second, and/or third gear can cause difficulty with acceleration. Another possibility is that the catalytic converters are clogged causing poor acceleration. When this happens it...
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Car won't start, battery drain - 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450SL
Hello. The Chilton manual will be able to give you accurate information as to the location of the voltage regulator. This manual can tell you whether your voltage regulator is an internal or external part. It is not recommended that...
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Revs up and out of control
Hello. The throttle cable could be sticking causing the RPMs to increase excessively if the throttle cable is holding the throttle open when it shouldn’t be. There also could be a bad throttle position sensor or idle control unit. These...
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Oil Pressure hot engine - 1979 Mercedes-Benz 240D
Hello. Engine timing and the oil pump work hand in hand. If the timing of the engine is off, then the oil pump won’t work as it should and this will cause low oil pressure. The first thing to do...
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When headlights are on, turn signals do not work - 1979 Ford F-100
If the items share a common ground or power circuit, there could be a loose connection or a bit of corrosion in the shared circuits in the steering column. The cross contact from corrosion growing across circuits can cause similar...
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Truck won't shift out of first gear - 1979 Chevrolet C10
Hello. There are several possibilities here: the vacuum modulator valve, the governor in the transmission, or possibly incorrect fluid level in the transmission. If you would like to have this checked, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your...
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Truck will not start, but lights still work - 1979 Ford F-100
Considering the loud clicking, have the battery tested and charged just to be sure. A loud clicking from the engine bay is a symptom of a failed or weak starter, low charge on the battery or a grounding problem in...
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Car won't start
Hello. It sounds like the engine is not even cranking over. If this is the case then it may need a new battery. I would have the battery load tested and if it is fine then it should be able...
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Brake pedal feels hard
It sounds as though you may have a brake hose that has collapsed inside. There are three flexible hydraulic hoses on your car that allow the brake lines to move with the wheels. There are two on the front and...
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starting problem, like weak battery..
Hi there. It sounds like a battery concern. Have the battery tested with a digital battery tester that provides current voltage, cold cranking amps, and state of health. If it has a low state of health or a bad cell,...
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i keep rounding my lobes or brake my cams its the third one in two mounths and i cant figer it out
Hello. If you are continuously rounding off camshaft lobes to the point of replacement then that is a sign that there may be some sort of serious mechanical issue. If there is a problem with the engine's oil system, such...
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My truck won't start and I've already replaced the starter and wiring is correct. 1979 Chevy C10
Hello - your starter problem may be in the ignition switch, or "trigger" side of the wiring. When you turn the ignition switch to the "start" position, is there 12 volts on the "trigger" terminal of the starter solenoid? If...
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Car is leaning on driver side of a 79 oldsmobile is it the shocks
In most cases when the vehicle is leaning to one side it is due to faulty shocks, damaged shock mounts or body mounts. If you're noticing extreme bumping as you're driving down the road, especially on the side that appears...
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Location of blinker flasher
When you look at the fuse block under the left side of the dash you will see a big flasher. This is the flasher for the turn signals. The hazard flasher is on the back side of the fuse box...
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Brakes and gas pedal 1979 GMC C1500
Hello - I would first check the throttle return spring at the carburetor - to make sure it's still there, and connected properly so that the throttle default position is "closed". Then check to see if the linkage back to...
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No Start only clicking, new battery
This is a common sign of a faulty starter solenoid. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity to the starter. When this fails, it may cause a clicking sound and will...
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Installing a new distributor and need to get cyl. 1 at tdc how do i acheive this while making sure the rotor is set at #1?
The easiest way I have found to do it is to mark on the intake where number one wire is on cap. Put mark on intake. Also not the distributor wire connector orientation and mark where it is also. Remove...
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No crank, No start, Lights bright, No interior accessories.
The problem sounds like you have a problem with the ignition switch since everything that only works with switch on does not have power. Check the ignition switch and connector and replace the switch and connector if needed after inspected....
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No spark to cylinder 3&2, but i do get a spark to 1&4
I would first look at the cap and rotor to see if there are any type of wear spots on either of them. That would be my first thoughts. If those are looking good, I would next take a look...

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