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Potential 84 380sl will be at dealership for checkup tomorrow. Car has 95,000 miles, if sound I will purchase, what should I be m
Look for corrosion, improperly repaired crash damage, of course particularly on the frame, and other physical damage that is costly and burdensome to repair as well as any missing original parts. When you drive the car, ideally it should track...
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Soft clutch, topped off clutch fluid reservoir and clutch pedal became firm/springing back on its own.
It is most common for the clutch hydraulic leak to be from a leaking clutch slave cylinder. You should have the clutch hydraulic system inspected by YourMechanic to see why the fluid is getting low. The fluid gets low anytime...
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Flames coming from the tailpipe and rough idle
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1984 Dodge D250 to have a rough engine idle and have flames coming from the exhaust. When flames are seen coming form the exhaust it is most often due to unburnt fuel...
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I need to know where the wires go on a windshield motor.
Hi there. There should be a green wire, red wire, and black wire on your wiper motor. The black wire goes to the 'P' terminal, the red wire goes to the 'A' terminal, and the green wire goes to the...
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Engine Swap from 1981 1400cc to 4g63.
Hi there. You can swap the engine from a 1981 model to a 1997 model, but you will have to swap the entire power plant, the engine, the transmission, and all of the electronics including the exhaust system through the...
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Reverse lights won't turn on when I put it in reverse. Dark blue wire has power, light green (reverse) wire has no power.
Hi there. Remove the fuse to the reverse lighting system. On the side that does not have power, use a digit ohm meter and check for resistance. The meter should read OL (out of limits). Now, turn on the ignition...
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Engine Swap Labor Cost Estimate
Hi there. Unfortunately, due to the complexity of this type of work, and the importance of using a shop to complete this task, it's not a service our mobile mechanics offer. You should contact a local speed shop or engine...
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My truck will not go over 20 rpm even when reeving, but sometimes it will. would you know any reason it would do this
You would need to first to check the fuel pressure to see if the fuel pump in the tank and on frame is pumping the correct pressure and the filter is not clogged. Replace the fuel pump on frame and...
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Car starts but dies a few seconds later. If I give it any throttle when it does start it kills the engine.
As a general rule, car engines do not like cold weather and do not do operate as well in cold weather. When you start your car in the morning and turn the key to on, the coolant temperature sensor immediately...
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Q: Car starts but dies a few seconds later. If I give it any amount of throttle (once it has started) it kills the engine
With a car that old, checking the fuel pressure is a good first step. If the pressure is low, The fuel enrichment will not work. If the pressure is good, I'm betting on a coolant temp sensor. You're getting a...
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1984 F-150 will crank but won't start until you let off the key.
Hi there. What has happened is that the wiring on the ignition switch is hooked up wrong. The following are the terminals on your ignition switch: Battery 'BAT' ON 'ON' Accessory 'ACC' Ground 'GND' The wire from the...
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Timing chain gasket is bad. I check the engine oil and found chocolate foam. Is it possible the gasket can leak coolant in engine? Fresh rebuild.
Hi there. If you check the engine oil and see the oil look like a milk shake, then the engine oil is mixed with coolant or water. Also if you are finding gasket material in the engine oil, then a...
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1984 Mercedes fails to start
If the car is not starting because it has no spark, you want to begin in the distributor. Take off the cap and have someone turn the engine over. Is the distributor turning? If it isn't, then you have a...
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Not starting
Hi there. If the relay is clicking, then there is power to the glow plug controller. Remove one of the glow plugs and look at it. If the glow plug is white and has some blue on the rod, then...
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Backfiring from throttle bodies when under load. 1984 Chevrolet Corvette
Hello - backfiring can be caused both by timing issues, as well as air leaks (unmetered air) into the intake. I would first have the timing set to be sure it is correct - since there is some reason to...
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Linkage needs adjusted.
The cable that needs adjusted is the kickdown cable for the transmission. This controls the throttle valve on the transmission which keeps line pressure higher than the shift pressure to prevent the transmission from stack shifting. If you need further...
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Cranks, has spark and fuel, won't start
Hey there. It's quite possible that either the distributor has moved and the timing is off; or plug wires are not correctly installed to the right cylinders. Believe it or not, that's very common. You might want to verify that...
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Idles fine and works fine when first starts cold then sputters and feels like horrible misfire when hot and idles low
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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Where do I find the fill spot to check replalce clutch fluid on a 1984 dodge rampage?
The clutch master cylinder reservoir is on the right of the brake master cylinder. It is smaller and round when compared to the brake master cylinder. You should fill to the full level, If reservoir is empty then you have...
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I have a short that drains the battery overnight.
There is a parasitic load applied to your battery with the ignition is off. Keep the test light on the battery and turn on one thing at a time and watch the light. If the light goes out, then that...

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