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My gearbox is stock. Now hard to turn when not in motion and groans when I try to turn it. Help???
It is possible that the noise you are hearing could be related to the power steering pump rather than the gearbox. This can oftentimes happen when a power steering fluid leak exists. I would recommend having the you steering symptoms...
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Transmission engine comparability
Hey there. As long as the engine you have currently bolted to the 700R4 is NOT a 4 cyl or V6, it should bolt up to the TH400. TH350s, TH400s (except those in a Jeep), and 700R4s (except as noted...
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Hello, my car has no spark, no controlled ground for the fuel pump, and no injector pulse. Fuse link close to the battery and relays are good.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The ECU is under your passenger's side seat. You can gain access to it by simply sliding the seat all the way forward and removing the plastic cover from the ECU. You can...
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Alternator went bad within a 24 hours of installing it
Hi there. It definitely sounds like you may have received a defective alternator; it does happen. Also, have the battery fully charged prior to installing to prevent damage to the new assembly; there is usually a tag attached to new...
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Car cuts off when i take my foot off the gas just started happening right after i put gas in it
This is a common problem which often is related to the mass air flow sensor. This is a unit that regulates air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine. When this is not...
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New alternator and battery. Volt gauge is reading less than 12 volts.
Hello there, a few common failures can prevent your 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit from charging even after the battery and alternator have been replaced. The most common would be the battery cable, a faulty voltage regulator, a bad alternator fuse, or...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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