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My iginition cuts the fire to the plugs when the temp hits 190 degess.
Hi there. It really depends on what type of work was done on the engine that would cause this type of issue. If you had an aftermarket ignition system or distributor installed, it's quite possible that this is the source...
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My 83 Jeep CJ 7 makes a clunking on rapid acceleration only when in 4 wheel drive. Any thoughts on my problem?
It sounds like you may have a U-Joint that may be bad. As you might know, the U-Joint is a universal joint that sits on both sides of the drive shaft connecting the transmission to the drive shaft on one...
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My fuel filter isn't getting any gas pumped into it from the fuel line. Only about a spoon full is reaching the filter
Firstly, I would recommend cleaning the carburator if you have not done this already as this could be part of the problem. Secondly, I would recommend checking the fuel pressure to determine if your fuel pump is producing the correct...
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What size socket do I use to change the brakes for a 1983 Brougham Motor home.
Hi there. Unfortunately, we are only able to offer repair tips and advice on consumer cars, light trucks and SUV's sold in the United States. I would recommend searching online for repair instructions or a service and repair manual for...
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Car shuts of only in drive, at a red light.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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How to get a manual stuck in reverse out
In a manual transmission, being stuck in reverse could be due to clutch and/transmission failures. You can try moving the vehicle slightly and/or manipulating the shift mechanism right on the transmission case. That may only provide a temporary solution, though,...
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I have a 1983 thubderbird turbo coupe that cranks bur wont start. I i know its getting fuel and spark and that the timing is corre
Hi Cody. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Although you're pretty confident that your engine is getting fuel and spark, what is unknown is whether or not the fuel system is properly mixing air and fuel. The symptom you're describing is...
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Last noted issue was that the car lost power while driving?
The fuel pump itself can be tested but you could have a faulty supply circuit, for example a fuel pump relay that drops out. But, even the relay can be tested. In the ignition system, there are potential intermittent connections...
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Car died while driving, slowly lost power to gas, steering and brakes
Hi Hallie. More often than not, when you have this type of problem, it's mechanical in nature - meaning that a fuel or ignition system component has broken as opposed to a security system issue. If you are unable to...
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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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I just bought a disc brake, should I leave the race it came with or should i replace it with the new one it came on my bearing
There should be an inner race and an outer race. The outer race should be the one that came inside the rotor. The inner race should be installed after and on top of the bearing and is the one that...
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Should I leave the same inner and outer race that came on my new rotors and not replacing it with the new ones that came with my n
If you have a new rotor with new races already installed then there is no need to change them out.
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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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I just put a engine in my truck and now when giving it gas it starts to shake also does it when letting off. Didn’t do it before
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the carburetor. The fuel pump siphons fuel from the gas tank and pushes it to the carburetor when the engine is turning...
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1983 Chevy Malibu not getting fuel after fuel pump and filter replaced
You may want to check to be sure the fuel pressure regulator is working properly. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine. This works by bleeding...
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Toyota Celica GT 1983 - Knocking noise when car is moving forward, gets louder and faster as the car gets faster.
The first thing to do is get out your lug wrench and be sure all of the wheel bolts are tight if you don't find anything that way, your problem could be in the brakes somewhere or even a bad...

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