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Turning over but not starting.
Hi there. It sounds as if the timing may be off causing the ignition spark to be off when starting the vehicle. Put the cylinder number 1 on top dead center and remove the cap to the distributor. Look at...
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Car sputtering, rough idle 1983 Volvo 242
Hi there - the rough running you describe could be anything from bad gas (water content), failing ignition components, or a fuel system problem (low fuel pressure, clogged or leaking injectors,etc.). The first task is to extract problem codes from...
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Lose power going up hills, slows down and stops also extremely poor gas mileage
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a failing or clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes...
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Car sputters after 3000rpm and cuts out
You said that you changed the fuel filter and cleaned the tank, but did not say weather you had checked the fuel pressure. Checking the fuel pressure(s) is an important Diagnostic step on the old 240's with the K Jet...
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Ford Taurus
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Possible Carb issue or other?
Let me start off by saying that, with the list of symptoms that you are listing, it is possible that there may be more than one issue being exhibited. The gas in the oil grabs my attention first. There could...
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Jeep stalls while parked at idle and when going down the road when the throttle is closed.
Hi there. The Idle Air Control valve (IAC) may have failed when you cleaned the valve with your cleaner solution. I recommend replacing the IAC with a new one. If you need further assistance with your engine idle surging, then...
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I want to purchase this car is it worth it for $800?
Since this car is well over 30 years old then it is not valued anymore by the book value but by its collectors value. You need to keep in mind that the parts for any repairs it may need minor...
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Edelbrock 305 Monte Carlo sometimes it will go in gear. What's wrong?
Automatic Transmission If you have an automatic transmission, check the fluid level and make sure that its full. If the fluid is full, then check the shifter cable and make sure that it is connected properly and that it is...
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When turning right the truck dies, but will usually turn right back on after, possible problems?
Hi there. This could be a problem with the fuel delivery system. Turning right could have placed something in a bind or, if it was loose, cause it to loose connection until it finally became disconnected. This could be in...
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The car want stsy running
Hi there. Usually when an engine randomly shuts off, it's due to a fuel system fault. Some common components that are either dirty, clogged or have bad connections include the EGR valve, a vacuum leak or primary jets (if your...
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Oil in the radiator 1983 Ford F250
Hi - off-hand, I would say your truck has a blown head gasket, or a crack in the block which is allowing higher pressure oil to leak into the cooling system. Not a happy condition. I would recommend an engine...
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My 1983 rabbit gti 1.8 liter changed alternator and valve cover gasket now when I drive the car it turns off when I come to a stop
Hi there. At first glance I would assume that the repairs you made are not related to the starting then stalling problem. Usually when you experience this type of problem it can be due to a vacuum line that has...
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Can I convert it to a 4x4
Hi there. In most cases, trying to convert from two to four wheel drive is more of a hassle than it is worth attempting; for practical applications. However, it is a fun project if you're learning fabrication. There are some...
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Car skipping
I am making the assumption that the skip you are referring to is a misfire that you are describing. There are several factors that can cause an engine misfire. A defective distributor cap/rotor, bad spark plug, bad plug wire, internal...
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Smoking comes from exhaust under hood.
If you used any sprays while working on the spark plugs the smoke may be from the product heating up and burning off of the exhaust manifolds. Exhaust manifold gaskets will also smoke for some time when newly installed on...
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Truck leaks oil at a slow rate on passenger side
Hi there. It is more likely than not that these two issues are not related. Typically when blue smoke comes out of the exhaust pipe, it is due to piston rings or cylinder head valve guides that have worn out...
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Mercedes SL a/c pressure switch location
Hi there. You might want to review this question and our mechanic's reply to see if this helps. Otherwise, I would recommend purchasing a service and repair manual for your vehicle as it will include detailed schematics for all systems....
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1983 toyota corolla 69,000 miles. Not sure if it's a problem with fuel lines, fuel tank, or fuel filter.
If the exhaust smells like gasoline, the fuel mixture is either way too rich or you have a weak ignition system that is not burning the fuel efficiently. You can pull spark plugs out to check them and if they...
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1983 toyota corolla 69k miles on it and when I'm driving it acts like it wont take any gas.
If the exhaust smells like gasoline, the fuel mixture is either way too rich or you have a weak ignition system that is not burning the fuel efficiently. You can pull spark plugs out to check them and if they...

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