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Headlights not working in 1980 Cadillac Eldorado
Is it just your headlights that won't come on? Is it both the high and low beam light on both sides? It is important to note that most cars now have a fuse for each individual headlamp bulb, so checking...
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Distributor timing is off.
I would have YourMechanic come out and adjust the timing. They will have a timing light and knowledge of setting the timing order of your car.
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Car won't turn over
I would recommend a visual inspection of the main powers and grounds as well as having the starter and ignition key switch test should be performed. A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic can assist you in diagnosis and...
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Gas tank access door not opening
A visual inspection of the problem will help us determine the cause of your issue. You likely have a damaged cable which runs to the door, or even perhaps a broken piece of plastic in the system. A qualified technician,...
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Door handle doesn't depress
Hello. If your driver side door handle is not working properly, and does so intermittently, this could be a sign of problems with the linkage or the latch mechanisms. It would be best to have a professional technician, such as...
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Battery grounded power wire - 1980 Chevrolet C30
Your first starting effort probably created enough heat within the starter motor to melt the windings, shorting them. This just causes more power to be directed to an already hot starter motor. Kills the starter. Take it out and have...
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Car stalls after driving - 1985 Chevrolet C30
First task is to determine if it is ignition or fuel related. Check for spark when it dies. If you have spark, then starter fluid allows the engine to fire, then quickly die. If starter fluid gives you a brief...
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Tachometer malfunction
Hello. There are a few reasons why this is happening. The tachometer on the instrument cluster may be bad, and the instrument cluster may need to be replaced. There also could be a problem with the speedometer shaft and its...
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Not turning over spinning - 1980 Mercedes-Benz 240D
Hello. It sounds like your starter is going bad and needs to be replaced. The starter solenoid is made onto the starter and is most likely causing the problem you are having. At some point the starter is going to...
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Alternator Mounting placement
Unfortunately, we do not service this vehicle, nor do I have access to diagrams of how the components are assembled. You may want to check with an online Porsche forum or owners group in your area to find a source...
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I want to know what engines would fit my motor mounts properly
Hello. The biggest engine that this vehicle originally came equipped with was the 5.7L V-8. This is the 350 cubic inch version. I am not sure what modifications to your vehicle that would need to be done to make this...
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how to replace wiper blade arm assembly
Hi there. These arms are usually fairly easy to replace. To remove the entire arm the cover over the nut must be removed. This is at the end of the wiper arm. Once that is removed and the nut is...
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when I turn the ignition switch to on, the ac compressor clutch will engaged. Disconnected the ac control switch and still
On some earlier years of Chevy they used to have the A/C compressor to come on when you are turning off the engine to help the prevent the engine from suffering from excessive after-run conditions that the engine will continue...
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Truck developed idling problem - 1980 Ford F-100
Check the cap and rotor of the distributor. Wear and corrosion inside this component can cause many idling issues and misfires. Disconnect the coil and leave the cap off and observe the rotor spinning while having someone crank the vehicle...
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Starting problem. Shutting off
I would have the carburetor rebuilt or replaced with a rebuilt unit. Gasoline turns to gum and varnish as it ages. Most likely the float valve is gummed up, preventing gas from entering the carb and onto the engine. A...
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Brakes are making squeaking noise - 1980 Toyota Cressida
Brake noise or chatter occurs when the brake pad backings vibrate in the pad guides and caliper housing. Often the application of a brake grease or anti-seize lubricant can be applied to the contact point of the brake pad backings...
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Fluctuating oil pressure - 1980 Jeep CJ5
The fluctuating oil pressure indicates an inadequate oil supply to the oil pump. It is possible that there may be some trash or sludge buildup on the pickup tube screen limiting the oil supply at the oil pump. An engine...
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Hesitation on acceleration - 1980 Chevrolet C10 Suburban
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's hesitation could be, the carburetor's accelerator pump not working. An easy way to identify whether the accelerator pump is working or not. Remove the air cleaner housing, engine off, open...
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Car starts fine in the morning then after I stop it won't start back up an backfires real bad
Hi there: On a carburetor powered V-6 it is very likely that your choke or idle adjustment screw on the carb is dirty and simply needs to be cleaned. If you've never done this before on your vehicle, it might...
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Brakes locked up on an 1980 Shay model A
The front and rear of the vehicle should be lifted to see if the front or rear brakes are locking up. The front calipers are the most common cause of the brakes locking up. It is not common for both...

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