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My 1985 Mercedes 300 SD is over heating and the new cooling system is only 6 mo old?
Hi there. Thanks for contacting us today. It is very common for overheating problems to occur shortly after some cooling system components being replaced. The most common cause of this happens when there are air bubbles trapped in the cooling...
where does the 02 sensor plug in to a 1985 Olds. 98
Hi Wayne. Thanks for contacting us today. Back in 85, GM V6 motors only had one O2 sensor. It was considered an upstream sensor, which means that it was installed near the center of the exhaust manifold. Downstream sensors were...
I'm rebuilding my quadrajet and the new accelerator pump is too small around for the hole so it won't seal. Is there another piece
If the clearance is VERY small, depending on the cup material gasoline may cause enough swelling to form the seal. There are no other seals if you have an already assembled pump in the bore. It would not be unusual...
brake lights not working already replaced switch
Hi Melissa. Thanks for contacting us today. If the previous brake switch was frequently blowing the fuse, but the new one isn't, then it's possible that the electrical relay is the root problem. Sometimes a damaged switch will keep the...
My car is too low for shops. I have about 3 inches of ground clearance. How should I get an alignment done?
Aligning a vehicle yourself is easy especially given the ready availability of tools in the aftermarket which any consumer can purchase. I use Ammco optical toe gauges and a digital caster/camber tool vended by InterComp. You have to use these...
Car dies while on but at a stop, won't start until the next day.
It is possible that you could have a problem with your ignition switch. If the ignition switch has an electrical issue, this can cut out the ignition to the entire engine and cause it to die. This would also explain...
i have a 1985 chevy 350 motor that starts an runs great as soon as you put it in gear it will die. I also noticed that when its in
since it runs bad when pressing brake you may have a bad brake booster leaking vacuum when brake pressed. Try to pinch off the big vacuum line to the brake booster or disconnecting and plugging it and see if you...
How much would it cost to replace a head gasket in a ford e-150 ecoline wagon
Hi Jennifer. Thanks for contacting us today. Unfortunately, replacing a head gasket is not a service that our mobile mechanics can offer - as it requires more equipment and time to complete than our mobile services can provide. Your best...
Low oil pressure, trouble staying started, oil leaking
Hi Jordan. When you have a rear main seal leak, it's very difficult to repair without removing the engine. Low oil pressure is typically caused by low oil levels, but also a failing oil pump. However, it usually does not...
What's labor only on all ball joints
Hi Andy. I've forwarded your question to our sales and service department so they can review your request and determine if this is something we can offer. Typically we put together estimates with replacement parts and service. They should be...
I have a 85 BMW. Lost of shake and vibration in 3rd gear at 2k rpms roughly
Hi there. You might want to purchase a service and repair manual for your BMW and follow their guidelines on removing the rotor. Unfortunately, we are only able to complete OEM repairs and service - so it might be a...
I have an 1985 LTD Crown Victoria and it starts but it won't stay on
A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor,...
Changed transmission and now have NO indication what gear i am using, is this legal?
As for the legality of this particular setup on your vehicle, I would recommend Consulting with local or state professionals who can guide you in the right direction as to what particular modifications are not allowed in your state on...
When car gets us to temp, it idles roughly and ultimately dies, will not start again after dying. 1985 Buick Lesabre w/ olds 307
Hi Mace. Thanks for contacting us tonight. On older GM small blocks that are carburetor powered, a common issue is that fuel lines will become so clogged with excessive carbon deposits, that they create reduced fuel pressure (kind of like...
is there a spout connector on a 85 lincoln town car and if so where's the location
The spout connector is within about 6 inches from the electrical connection of the TFI module on the distributor. Pull out plug to set base timing.
Clicking and strange smell
Hi Rachael. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Usually when one CV axle fails, the other (as you indicated) is quick to follow. This could be the source of your noise or it's possible that something was not installed correctly or...
I have a 1985 Toyot 2SE engine. The engine starts and then stalls. I just replaced the timing belt, water pump
Your vehicle probably has a cold start injector time switch, or comparable means to enrich the mixture on cold start to prevent immediate stalling. That component is subject to failure and I would check that first. To generally rule fuel...
My 85 El Camino 327 SB V6 is leaking alot of coolant. I pfill the radiator full of antifreeze everyday. It doesnt overheat though
Coolant leaks can be pinpointed by a mechanic via pressure testing. Some leak repairs can be quite mundane and thus low cost and so you might want to request a diagnostic and get this resolved. That will also save you...
battery dashboard light comes on and off
The "battery" light is actually the charging system warning light. It means that the charging voltage is low. Most often it indicates a problem with the alternator, but there can be other causes as well. If the alternator is not...
Truck overheating but gage is not moving and no coolant flow thru clear line univesal tank
You may have a clogged radiator cap so coolant can go into overflow tank and back into radiator. Check cooling fan clutch to see if it is locking up as it should.

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