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My transmission seems to be slipping or something else...?
This may be a simple adjustment to the throttle kick down on the transmission. It may be out of adjustment or there may be a problem with the shift solenoids in the transmission. The kick down is a simple adjustment...
Car battery is draining - 1984 Chevrolet K10
Hello. On your vehicle, it is important to check all of the circuits to make sure that nothing is staying on. If everything appears to be turned off, then most of the time it is caused by an ignition switch...
When I drive mostly slow, but also when I'm going fast the front right tire has a bounce to it. New tire, what could it be?
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Chevrolet Monte Carlo. If the problem did not start until you installed the tires then the tire is most likely bad and has a flat spot. I suggest taking it back to the...
Alignment issue
Hello. The age of the car is not relevant, at all, to it being properly aligned per FSM (Factory Service Manual) specifications or the longevity of an alignment. The condition of the wheel bearings, control arm bushings, tie rod ends,...
A click is heard, lights flash, and engine shuts down
Hello. The symptoms you are describing can be caused by a few different issues. The first thing I would check is to see if the battery is in good condition, properly charged, and able to pass a load test. I...
Dashboard lights not working
Hello. There are a couple of things that come to mind. The wire that is not connected to anything could be the wire that is causing the problem. That wire could be shorting the turn signal system once it is...
After six months parked, engine turns if add starter fluid
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you do indeed have some sort of fuel problem. The first thing I would check, however, is the condition of the fuel. If the vehicle has been sitting for six months,...
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...
Shifting issues after a while
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1984 Ford F-150. Start with the simplest of things and make sure it has the right amount of transmission fluid in it as this is often times overlooked. Secondly, I would drop...
Oil sending and temp sending not working
I would recommend installing new oil and water temperature sending units specific to the era of the new generation motor you had installed. If the wiring hookups are different on the new ones, I would suggest wiring in the hookups...
Dash light flicker, light switch hot
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. There is the possibility of a cross connection inside the switch due to a failure in the assembly or corrosion going across the switch contacts. This may explain...
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...
Problems with shifting from neutral to reverse
It sounds like the shifter linkage from the shift lever to the transmission has become worn, or is out-of-adjustment for some other reason. Have a trained professional, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the shifting trouble and adjust or repair the...
Starting problems when the engine warms up
It's possible you have a leaking fuel injector - which is losing the residual fuel pressure in the fuel line. The fuel leaks into the cylinder, but leaves you with a partially filled fuel line. Diesel fuel injectors, when working...
Hello I have a 1984 nissan 720 4x4 in need of a new motor and clutch. Around how much should I be expecting to spend. Ballpark.
The heads are aluminum and very prone to cracking if you drove the vehicle for extended period while overheating. You will most likely need to replace the cylinder heads. With an old motor you will also need to overhaul the...
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...
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...
Body throttle wont accelerate when pedal is pressed, car starts at very low idle
It is possible that the idle speed is out of adjustment. Many vehicles from the 1980s have adjustable idle speeds to improve power or fuel economy. I would recommend having the idle speed adjusted to the factory specifications by a...
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...
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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