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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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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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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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My fan blower won't work
The blower motor circuit has a relay for high speed only. The other speeds of the blower motor are controlled by voltage through a resistor block. There should be power to the resistor block, which wire depends on the switch...
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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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Transmission swap and what is my transmission?
Your vehicle could of been equipped with a C3 or C5 transmission. A 1971 F100 came with a C4 or C6 transmissions. Since your car did not come with the any of the same engines or transmissions the F100 came...
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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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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 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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