Showing articles & questions for topic
1979

Related questions

Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
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...
Question
I was backing out of my driveway and heard a loud clunk coming from the rear end of my Ford f250 1979
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a bad universal joint (U-Joint) that may have too much play in it. When this happens, as the torque of the transmission transfers the power to the rear end, a loose U-joint...
Question
Charging system
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a short in your wiring to the alternator or potentially may have a bad voltage regulator which may be causing the alternator not to properly charge the battery. When the voltage regulator...
Question
How much is it for a mechanic to come out a take a look at my car
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
Question
van loses power up big hills, dies when weather hot, when idling in gear. new alternator/batt/fuel cap.
I would first check engine compression. Inasmuch as the engine uses oil, that raises the possibility of leaky piston rings. If the rings leak, compression could be low and power will be lower than it could be. If the plugs...
Question
Ignition off issue.
Hi There, This can happen for a few different reasons, some of which may be related to the way the supercharger is tuned. Usually it's a sign of one or more of the following: Excessive gasoline remains inside the combustion...
Question
Just put a new carburetor, battery, starter relay, alternator, car stalls out while driving and battery dies when restarted
The battery should be load tested. Simply charging the battery or measuring voltage is not adequate. Measure charging output, too. You want to confirm that the ignition system, including for instance the ignition coil and ignition switch, are not intermittently...
Question
Neutral Safety Switch
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a problem with the neutral safety switch. Your vehicle has a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or...
Question
Car pulls right when breaking.
Pulling on braking can be due to misalignment, differences in brake pad and rotor material, and wear, from side to side, tire defects, uneven tire inflation and so forth. You can measure the pressure differential from side to side, using...
Question
Wheel cylinder r/r
Hi there. Brake wheel cylinder replacement can take as little as 90 minutes or up to four hours to complete; based on what type of system you have. For an older brake system like your 1979 K10, a good mechanic...
Question
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....
Question
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...
Question
I would like to know how much it would cost to install ax in a non ac vehicle
Hi there. I'm not sure our mobile mechanics are able to offer this service. We typically stick to OEM repairs and maintenance services. I have forwarded your inquiry to our sales department who should be able to verify whether or...
Question
My truck is starting but won't stay running, it's was running fine just a couple days ago.
It sounds like you may possibly have a stuck EGR valve. The EGR valve allows the flow of exhaust gases into the intake manifold in controlled amounts. When you start the motor, the valve remains in a closed position, blocking...
Question
Locked keys in trunk.
Hi there. You can use a slim jim tool or a coat hanger to open the driver door to get to a lever behind the driver seat to open the trunk. If your vehicle does not have a lever to...
Question
My truck will not start.
From the description of your symptoms, it sounds as if you may have damage on either the new starter or the ring gear on the engine side that is driven when the stater is activated. This can be checked by...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question