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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...
Q: 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Q: 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...
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...
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...
Motor stalls or dies as soon as transmission put in D or R.
The problem is internal issue with the clutch bands or the valve body is leaking fluid to forward and reverse at the same time. You will need to have transmission overhauled.
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...
Key locked in the ignition switch
It sounds like you may have a faulty ignition switch cylinder. Inside the ignition where the key is inserted, there are a series of small tumblers that ride along the grooves on the key. Over time, these tumblers may wear...
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...
Q: 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...
Replace carb on my 79 Cadillac. I thought it came preset. The car cranks but only runs a few seconds than cuts off.
Rebuilt carburetors do, to some extent, come adjusted but the air fuel ratio and idle speed can be more finely tuned to the individual engine. In your circumstance, maybe the adjusting screws vibrated out of position during that first day...
I did a brake conversion on my 79 Camaro and went from drum to disc. brakes are spongy.
Hi Clifford. Thanks for contacting us today. Based on your description, it sounds as if you've got a few air bubbles trapped in the brake lines. This is rather common with brake conversion projects, as it can take quite some...
I drive a 1979 chrysler cordoba. When i first fire it up it requires me to warm up the engine and idles really rough. Why?
There may be a problem with the heat riser. There is a passage in the manifold that allows exhaust to pass under the carburetor for a quick warm up. On very old cars, (and any car with a carburetor qualifies)...
76' 350 Chevy with quadrajet, have trouble with cold start every time, choke closes like it should and still won't start
Check engine cylinder compression to be sure the issue is not, perhaps even in part, mechanical. Be sure the fuel is not old; engines won't run on "old" fuel. If there is an adequate spark (all plugs) and there is...
I need to drop the rear of my 1979 351 W crankshaft to replace a rear main seal, but how much can I drop it?
Once you remove the rear bearing cap and loosen the other caps by one to two turns on the bolts should be just enough to lower the crank to get out the rear seal.
Q: Shifting problem
You may have a bad transmission shift governor in the back of the transmission that is not working correctly or there is another internal fluid pressure leakage that may require the transmission to be rebuilt. Have the governor replaced and...

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