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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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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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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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How to hook up the shift cable.
The kickdown cable is too tight and needs to be back off. The kickdown cable controls the throttle valve on the transmission which overrides the transmission shifting. If the cable is too tight, then the transmission will not shift and...
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Car wont go over 55 n over heated n spilled back into reserve jug n out radiator cap
Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...
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Car keeps dying and when you try to start it back up it acts like there is no power to the starter
Hello, and thank you for writing in. When diagnosing this type of no-start, there are several things you will want to test first to make sure the basic charging system is working to supply the starter with power. When driving,...
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84 Motor home won't turn over. There are battery power supply issues.
Hi there. The clicking noise maybe coming from the jacks to the vehicle if the vehicle has hydraulic lifting jacks. When the jacks are in the up position and the brakes off, the hydraulic motor maybe operating and trying to...
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1984 Mercedes 380 SL is stalling
At that age, it could be just about anything, but based on the symptom, I'm going to speculate that you have a problem with rust in the fuel tank. When rust builds up in the tank, it gathers around the...
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My truck spits, chugs and dies when accelerating
It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure problem or a problem getting enough fuel through to the carburetor (judging by the year, assuming it is a carburetor motor). You may also want to check the distributor advance as...
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went from starting quick to running like crap and sound like crap also has a small back fire noise like say B with ur lips silnt
Hello there. If the fuel tank is contaminated with debris, it should be either replaced or completely cleaned out. However, the problem with older fuel cells is they are metal, and likely have a lot of rust in the fuel...
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Firebird runs for about 20 minutes then starts goosing and stalls. when slowing down and turning it stalls. Installed a new module, a new fuel pump, and a new filter.
Hi there. If your engine has a carburetor, check the float and see if its sticking. The float will not move properly and cause the engine to over fuel and flood the engine which will stall it out. I recommend...
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Aloha Lucas, I'm considering buying a 84 rabbit convertible. I'm wondering how reliable they are? I live in Maui, so it's more war
The reliability of a vehicle can be judged by reviewing the back issue of "Consumer" Reports that reported specific reliability data for the 1984 Rabbit. For a long time now, "Consumer Reports" has conducted an Annual Survey of vehicle owners...

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