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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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Where is the location of the starter on this 2.2 engine?
The starter is located on the backside of the engine, between the engine and firewall. It is under the intake manifold on the driver side of the engine. If you would feel more comfortable having an expert take care of...
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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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What transmission fits an 1984 delta 88 Oldsmobile diesel?
Hello - this model was built with either the TurboHydramatic 200C or 200-4R transmission.
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1984 Chevy G10 Van 4.1 side of the alternator is hot. I parked it but now I get no power to ignition.
Some of these older vehicles have a fusible link in the wiring between the battery and the starter. It would be a thin wire - probably light gray or maybe black. While it looks like a regular wire, inside the...
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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 car will move if it's at 8000 rpm but I only get up to 15 mph
Hello, thanks for writing in. This sounds like your clutch disc is worn out and not connecting the engine and transmission together when you let out on the clutch. You should not rev your engine to 8000 rpm or you...
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Not getting enough fuel car will not run right. It stalls when you give it gas and stalls when it's running. It's a 1984 Ford Escort.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Several early 80's Ford's swapped from carburetor to fuel injected engines; including your '84 Ford Escort. However, there were two different fuel systems available that year. If your Escort has the fuel injected engine,...
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Why is my car failing CO levels at idle? It passes everything else with ease.
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. You may have to replace the distributor cap and rotor for a good, strong spark. Then, get some sea foam and put it in the vacuum system of the engine. This will clean the...
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hard starting
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of proper glow plug heat and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For...
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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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My old Mercedes is shaking back and forth at 80kmh and then stalling
What you have described, back in the old days, are classic symptoms of a fuel pump failing or a clogged fuel filter. The pump can move enough fuel to keep the car going at slow speeds, but the engine starts...
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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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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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If I change one valve cover and gasket do I need to do the other?
You do not have to change both valve cover gaskets at the same time. If you have an engine oil leak that is coming from both valve covers then it would be recommended that you have both valve cover gaskets...
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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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