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Q: not starting
The first thing to check is to see if you have fuel pressure at the fuel injector fuel rail. Sometimes the fuel filter housing will block fuel from coming from the fuel tank and blocks the fuel from getting through...
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Takes 3-7 tries before engine stays running
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing, hard starting and an unstable idle speed, can be caused by a variety of issues. You mention that you replaced a few parts, namely ignition components, so they should be alright. The next things...
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Rough idling and lacking horse power - 1982 Mercedes Benz 380SL
Hello. There could be a problem with the coolant temperature sensor. I would also suspect that there could be a problem with the ignition control unit. The fuel pump could also be contributing to the problem you are experiencing. If...
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Camaro iroc z sat for 17 years... Won't start
The fuel in the tank is bad from sitting so long. The entire fuel system may need to be flushed and the carburetor rebuilt. This means that the fuel tank should be removed and cleaned. The fuel pump should also...
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Car runs well, but shuts off after 15 minutes
When it next fails, listen for the fuel pump. If it isn't running, get your multimeter and follow the electrical power path for the fuel pump: fuses, fuel pump relay, wiring to the pump. Check for voltage on that circuit...
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To shift into drive gear, have to rev engine
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1982 Ford F-100. The new modulators may be to blame if the parts are not exactly like the original one and made somewhat the same way. This can lead to improper performance....
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When accelerating from standing stop engine hesitates
I would recommend checking the mass air flow sensor as this is a commonly known part that can cause this kind of loss of power. This regulates the air intake into the fuel injection and ensures a proper air/fuel mixture....
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How long does it take to install an alternator in a 1982 Toyota Tercel
Hello, thank you for writing in. An alternator replacement typically takes around an hour. This is dependent of course on the condition of the old unit and how difficult it is to remove. The tools needed are fairly basic. The...
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Transmission problems - 1982 Jeep CJ7
Has your clutch been replaced recently? If not, your clutch assembly may be worn out. Check your fluid levels under the hood. At the very least, each reservoir should have fluid in it and you may notice a min/max level...
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Car lost functionality of dome light, retractible antenna, hazard lights, and clock; power steering also seems to be nonexistent.
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some sort of electrical fault, as well as a power steering issue. If several of the vehicle's accessories are not working then the first thing I...
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On cold start up it idles up to 2800 after a few min i tap the gas and it drops to normal 800 -1000 rpm idle speed
The fast idle speed on your vehicle should be 2100 rpm. The carburetor on your truck has a choke system that will increase the idle when it's cold, to help get the truck up to operating temperature a little more...
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engine ticking, constant light white smoke out one side of exhaust
Hi there. I highly doubt that the change to synthetic oil is causing the white smoke. In most cases, this is due to valve guides that are worn down or piston rings that are faulty. It's also common when coolant...
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What could cause a clicking noise under the valve cover of my 1982 Mercury Grand Marquis
Hi there. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in one or more of the lifters in the engine. These are hydraulic and when they fail there ends up being too much clearance in the valve train...
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My front tires are kicked out at the bottom of the tires. Ball joint problem?
What you are describing is negative camber. Many vehicles have slight negative camber to promote stability on turns but the amount is minimal, perhaps 0.50 to 1 degree. If the negative camber on your vehicle exceeds the factory specification, typically...
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Is there another name for the front disc brake dust shield on a 1982 Camaro? Everytime I search for them it only brings up rear dr
The part is variously referred to as "backing plates", "dust shields", "front rotor shields", and so forth. If you are looking for an inexpensive used set (left and right), I see a set presently listed on Ebay for $18. Search...
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High pitch squeal/ loss of power, louder squeal w/o muffler. Not the cat
Hi there. We typically focus only on OEM applications and repair tips on this website. You might want to consult with a GM performance specialist or contact the cam manufacturer to ensure you followed the correct installation and break in...
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I have a 1982 Chrysler Lebaron Medallion 2.6l (G54b)vin D 8th digit. The engine recently went out. I found other engines that wer
The "D" in the eighth position of your VIN number designates the 2.6L engine. If your VIN has a "B" in the eighth position, that designates the 2.2L engine. Inasmuch as your vehicle was equipped with the 2.6L engine you...
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Need to know the A/C relay location on a 1982 European Mercedes-Benz 280sl.
The relay is on the driver side right next to the brake booster and master cylinder. It looks like a large black block by the fender. For the compressor to not have power to it, check the low pressure switch...
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Why does my V8 sound like a V6 some of the time in my 1982 Mercury Grand Marquis
Hello. I would need to hear how the engine sounds in order to be able to know what it may be doing. If the engine is getting hot fast but is not actually overheating then that may simply be a...
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My rear drivers side tire is flared out and my caliper is scraping my rotor causing foul smelling smoke to bellow from wheel well
Hi Kyle. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Yes - what you are describing is a very serious issue - especially since this is a drive axle. It's possible that you have a broken axle or hub - which should be...

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