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Hi there. It sounds as if you are experiencing an obstruction in the fuel delivery system. I'd suggest having a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, properly diagnose the no-start issue and perform the repairs necessary to safely get...
My car cranks but won't start
It appears you have performed a lot of work on your Ford F250. However, the information provided is still limited due to not knowing why these parts were replaced. Knowing if the vehicle was running prior to the replacement of...
Car takes forever to start and leaks oil.
I would ask for help from a mechanic to check and see where your engine is leaking oil. A long crank concern for a vehicle this age most likely has a concern with the fuel system. It could be a...
Car knocking and shutting off.
The problem you are having is fuel starving of the engine. You may have a clogged filter all the way to a defective injection pump. I recommend you have a diesel certified mechanic check the fuel injection system for problems...
Car difficult to start
Hello. Most of the time if the starter is new then you have a bad battery or a failing battery cable. If the battery has been tested and is fine then the battery cables need to be checked. A certified...
Oil leaking onto exhaust
Hi. If your oil is dripping onto your exhaust, I suspect that the leak may not be coming from the oil pan, as the oil pan is usually below the exhaust. A certified mechanic can inspect the oil leak and...
Car starting and dying
Hi. Replacing parts without diagnosing can get expensive very quickly. The carburetor needs to be adjusted properly before installing (idle screws 3 1/2 turns out, throttle stop barely cracked) and the insulator gasket has to be the correct part. Many...
When you changed the fluid with the new fluid, transmission debris that built up over time is breaking loose and blocking the small passages in the valve body of the transmission, causing the shifting problems. Your transmission may need to...
Truck idling really low
Hi, there are many things that can cause a rough idle. If the spark plugs are old there is a chance they might not fire or may be firing at the wrong time. This completely throws the balance of the...
where is the oil filter located on this engine?
You will find it on the passenger side rear of the engine. It's a little tough to get to unless on a vehicle lift.
Transmission fluid leak dipstick - 1981 Mercedes Benz 240D
Hello. It sounds like the transmission may be overfilled and the fluid is being pushed up through the dipstick tube. There may also be a problem with the torque converter leaking or some of the internal parts of the transmission...
Car dies after about 30 minutes of driving
The ignition module failing after getting hot is the most likely failed part causing the stall. There can also be a problem with the fuel pump or sensors. I recommend seeking a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to come...
Squealing noise during acceleration
Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 1981 Chevrolet El Camino. A few common faults could cause this type of squealing. The most likely would be a fan clutch, V-belt, alternator, or a water pump. Your best bet in...
Advice on buying a 1981 Datsun 280z
Those were really good cars at the time, but that was a long time ago. You are only paying 1,000 bucks so if there's little or no rust, it's definitely worth that. I know some guys who put Chevy V8...
Fuel pump replacement
Hello Kyle. It sounds like the electric pump is getting hot and malfunctioning. I would either replace it with the same pump or go back to the mechanical pump. I prefer the use the mechanical pump on this 1981 Toyota...
Plug off oil line ?
I would suggest hooking everything up the way it was intended from the factory, to ensure proper operation. If you're not planning on using the alternator that was designed for that motor, then I would suggest looping the oil passages...
Car won't shift into second and has transmission fluid leaking. Transmission is a 200R4.
Hello, this sounds like a problem with the governor, perhaps the governor spring to be specific. If the spring breaks, it will not allow the 1-2 shift. The fluid leak is likely not a big deal on its own -...
Oil light comes on when idle
I would recommend checking the oil level. Sometimes when an engine is just slightly low, the oil light may come on at idle simply due to the lack of oil pressure when the motor is not working as hard. Be...

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