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Car revs in drive, doesn't move.
With the car warm parking brake set and in park (automatic) neutral (manual shift) while on level ground check the transmission fluid level, it should be within the hashmarks. If it's low this could be your problem, the amount of...
The car won't run for longer than 30 sec.
When the car will only run with the choke applied, this suggests there is a larger fuel delivery problem. Start by checking the fuel lines, filter, etc., to be sure they are all free of dirt or any kind...
Won't shift out of first unless you let go of gas but it will shift back down and never grab second
If you have all the drive shafts in the front and rear, then you will damage the transfer case or one of the axles if you drive the vehicle and engage the front end. The two different gear ratios will...
No reverse light or horn - 1982 Chevrolet C30
Check the reverse light switch (located on the transmission?) to be sure it is closing the circuit when Reverse is selected. Make sure there is power to the switch, throught the switch, then power to the reverse light bulbs. Check...
Carburetor issues
Too many intake cleaning solutions at one time often cause more harm than good. The carburetor fueling may be the problem where the engine gets plenty of air, but too little fuel and stalls. I recommend having an experienced technician...
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...
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...
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...
Starting after 38 times
Hello. If it takes multiple times of applying the pedal to get the vehicle started, then you may have an issue with the fuel lines. If there is any air getting into the lines, then this will occur. Most of...
Died driving won't start
Hi there. I usually start by checking the supply voltage to the distributor and to the coil. This would tell me if they are getting the necessary power to function. If they are, then you need to see if the...
reconnecting new alternator
You are correct. The battery cable attaches to the B terminal. The capacitor is there to help smooth out the voltage spikes that the alternator produces. If you are still not comfortable with the repair, a certified technician from YourMechanic...
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...
Tire making strange noise
Unfortunately there can be a variety of reasons as to why your Cadillac is experiencing noises in the wheel area. With the information provided being a bit limited, I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a certified mechanic, such as...
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...
Fuel pump/filter replacements no fix for fuel delivery problem - 1982 Ford F-100
It may be time for a new carburetor if this one has clogged. You have the option of rebuilding it as well. Have an experienced technician assist you in checking for the proper fuel pressure from the pump. Also, if...
Automatic door locking system issue
A Mercedes of your model year use a combination electric/vacuum door lock system. The fuse was for the electrically powered vacuum pump only. The rest of system uses rubber vacuum lines which leak when old. You can replace them one...
Loud buzzing before the engine cranks
This sounds like the starter solenoid - the part of the starter assembly which acts as a high-current power relay for the starter motor - has worn or burned contacts. This makes it tougher to get adequate power to the...
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....
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....
Truck not starting
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is quite likely a faulty starter relay. This is a unit that directs power from the battery to the starter. When this is faulty it will cause the clicking sound you are describing. If...

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