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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...

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