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my transmission keeps trying to slide off the transmission jack.
This should not hurt the exhast to do this. I would recommend asking for a helper if necessary to help you keep the transmission level. If the transmission falls, this can damage the transmission rather than the exhaust. If the...
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The car battery doesn't seem to be charging I replace the alternator and the battery the car runs for about 10 minutes and everyth
This may be related to a failing voltage regulator or potentially a bad ground connection. As you may know, the voltage regulator regulates the amount of charging the alternator provides to the battery. When this is not working correctly, this...
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I have a 1983 yamaha moped 180cc riva
Hello. You could have a rear clutch problem. Check your pulleys to make sure they are good. Since we do not service mopeds at the moment, I recommend having a dealer service the vehicle and repair the problem.
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Truck doesn't start
It is possible that your battery could have failed. I would recommend having a no start inspection performed by a qualifed professional to determine if the battery is performing as it should be. During this process I would also recommend...
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Trying to get it started after sitting for five years
My previous comment about timing was in reference to starting the firing order with the correct terminal on the distributor cap. If you have the number one plug wire on the incorrect terminal to start the firing order, this is...
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My van was running great then it started to back fire, won't get up to speed and dies when I push on the gas.
There are a couple recalls that may pertain to this vehicle for fuel delivery system and circuit problems that may cause the fuel pump to not supply enough fuel to the fuel supply system. Call the local dealer with your...
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Car is idling rough - 1983 Jeep CJ7
Hello. This behavior sounds like the power brake booster has a leak or rupture, which acts like an air leak to the engine. Since the brake booster vacuum is generated by the engine's air intake, their functions and potential problems...
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Car shuts off unless the gas pedal is applied
The coil should be generating tens of thousands of volts to the spark plug. 12 volts is the correct supply side to the coil. It also sounds like you still have a fuel problem. Have a professional mechanic check the...
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Front brake gets locked up - 1983 Jeep CJ7
Have the residual pressure valve for the locking brake checked for problems. Residual pressure valves maintain a very slight hydraulic pressure for each brake in order to make the brakes more responsive when you press the brake pedal. If it...
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I have a switch toggle i believe inside the vehicle is it for the glow plug box? It makes a loud click when i hit the switch but
Hello. If the engine is not turning over and you are hearing a loud click, then it may be possible that the starter relay is faulty. The starter relay is located in the engine bay fuse box and controls power...
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Tips for taking the flywheel off.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. You don't need an impact wrench to remove a flywheel. You can use a breaker bar to remove the bolts. What you need to do though is remove the starter from the engine...
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My rpm gauge is jumping while car is not runnig
The issues you are having are going to need further testing. You will want to have your vehicle scanned for diagnostic troubleshooting codes. If a code has been triggered you will have a better idea if your issue is sensor...
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Timing
The firing order for the vehicle you described is: 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8; the rotation is counter-clockwise. Number 1 on the cap is the terminal closest to cylinder 5 (rear of the cap, on the drivers side). Remember also that it is very...
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We have charged both batteries 100%, replaced the voltage regulator and altenator, but when we use the lights the battery drains
Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like the wire from the batteries to the alternator could be faulty. If this wire is not performing as it should the voltage from the alternator will never reach the batteries to charge...
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blow by around pcv and around oil breather cap.
Hi there. Engine blow-by is the result of combustion gasses getting past the piston and/or piston compression rings, this builds crankcase pressure. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve system is designed to remove the pressure and recirculate the gasses back...
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Engine overheating - 1983 Chevrolet Impala
As you know, overheating may be caused from many different things such as a failing water pump, a bad thermostat, a clogged radiator, a bad coolant fan switch or in some cases even a blown head gasket. Start by...
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Why won't my truck charge the battery?
Hi there. Several situations could prevent adequate charging from an otherwise healthy electrical system. These include poor connections at the batter posts, power cables at the alternator, ineffective grounding between the battery, chassis, and engine (good connections and large enough...
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When I turn if on it idles very low
Hello there, many common faults will cause a poor idle on your 1983 Chevrolet S10. Problems that can cause these symptoms are a vacuum leak, idle air valve, fuel pump, spark plugs, coil, plug wires, fuel filter, alternator, or a...
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Oil leak coming from behind intake and transmission.
You could have a couple causes of the oil leak at back of intake manifold. This engine oil pressure sending unit is the most common leak in this area of the engine. Replace oil pressure sender if leaking. The best...
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there is a leak coming from under the truck and it hasn't been started in a couple days what could it be?
Hi there: The leaking fluid is most likely engine oil, which can leak from multiple engine seals or gaskets securing other items on the engine. Blue smoke coming from the vehicle's exhaust is typically an indication of two mechanical component...

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