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I put on my brakes and the alternater drops from 14 to 12 when the truck is in drive do you know what is the problem is
This may be a result of the decrease in engine RPM which results in the alternator producing slightly less than the normal output of 13.8 to 14.2. When stepping on the brakes, this also produces a slight drain on the...
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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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Can u be able to replace the gearbox mounting brackets and how much will u charge me for Opel ascona I am staying around mamelodi
Hello. Unfortunately, this is a vehicle that we are not able to service. You might want to contact a local mechanic or shop to see if they are able to complete this for you. Good luck on your search. ...
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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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No power from the ignition switch to the starter unless I hot wire the starter.
Hi there. Check the wiring from the starter solenoid to the ignition switch and see if there is a break in the wiring. Check for continuity from the solenoid to the ignition switch and see if the meter reads 0.5...
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spedometer is not working
Hi there. Chances are, the inoperative speedometer in your vehicle is a broken speedometer cable. Typically, screeching noise is heard inside the vehicle prior to the speedometer cable failure. It could also be, the speedometer driven gear or speedometer head...
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The oil gage flutters at idle,1982 c10 chevy pick up.
It sounds like you may have a faulty oil pressure gauge or potentially an oil pressure switch that may be starting to fail. If the engine is in fact low on oil, you may notice the temperature gauge reading above...
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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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I have a 1982 ford F250. I have replace alternator,battery, solenoid switch,starter and voltage regulator. My truck still dies
It is definitely possible that you could have a short. I would recommend checking the actual wiring that connects all of these parts together. It is also possible that you can have something drawing battery power while the vehicle is...
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I USED to have a 1982 Ford Escort that would 'hangup' in 2nd. I got a temporary fix by replacing the fluid/filter but it 'relapsed
It is possible that there could have been a restriction in the system of some kind preventing fluid flow to the right places when it was needed. It is also possible that ther could have been an issue with the...
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1982 Ford F 150 gas and starting issues
You need to check the engine to see if it has spark when cranked over. You may have a bad ignition module since it is very common to cause no spark. If you have good spark but not getting fuel...
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I have a 1982 Toyota Corolla with 152,000 miles. I turn my car on but it will not reverse out of garage. It works in drive howeve
It is possible that the transmission could be having an internal issue causing the reverse to be inoperative. If this is the case, it is likely that your transmission will require a solenoid or even an overhaul. I would recommend...
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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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