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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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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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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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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 stops at light
Any number of faults can make the engine stall. If there is a vacuum leak, the engine can be drawing in too much air. This will thin the air/fuel mixture and make the vehicle stall. Work spark plugs may not...
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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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What is the actual name of the steering colomn actuator
Hello, thank you for writing in. The cylinder in which you insert the key and turn to start the vehicle is known as the "ignition lock cylinder". This is responsible for verifying the key matches and provides a way to...
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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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Transmission modulator valve is not working.
Hi there. The modulator valve is located on the back of the transmission on the passenger side. The valve is vacuum controlled. So, before you replace the valve, be sure to check the vacuum line from the engine to the...
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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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Parasitic draw 1983 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hello - if the meter reading you included is .55-.56 amps (continuously), YES, that is a large parasitic load, and confirms why your battery is going flat quickly. This problem can be diagnosed by connecting an ammeter to the positive...
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Starter solinoid
Hi There, You may be correct in that you may have a faulty starter solenoid. As you may know, electricity is supplied to the starter a small gear comes out and engages the flywheel to spin the engine over as...
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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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Crankshaft pulley trows out the band and a plastic in between two pullies is chipped and Brocken I don't know what's the part name
From your description, I believe you are referring to the harmonic balancer. There is a steel center hub and an outer ring that is separated by a strip of rubber. Some models will have the pulleys and balancer made as...
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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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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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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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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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Ford Taurus
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