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Trying to test a sensor in the distributor that is allowing it to not spark.
The Hall effect pick-up assembly in the distributor can be tested via the Factory Service Manual but that procedure has more than 15 steps. A more efficient test method is to use a self powered “indicator light” that is made...
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Oil pressure light is on
The oil pressure light will usually come on when a few things could be happening. Either the motor is in fact low on oil, the oil pump could be failing or the oil pressure sending unit is not working properly...
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Stopped at 55 mph
These electrical issues will require access to both the Chevrolet wiring diagrams, and the motorhome manufacturer. The other alternative is a professional mechanic with electrical certification, like YourMechanic, who can inspect the vehicle wiring with the proper tools to diagnose...
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Temperature gauge jumping around?
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a faulty coolant temperature sensor. The coolant temperature sensor, is a sensor that reads the engine coolant temperature and sends a signal to the engine control module, or ECM, to control other...
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Dynamic Timing Not Working
When adjusting the ignition timing you should have the engine warmed up. Jump the E and T terminals in connector near firewall and adjust the ignition timing to 5 degrees btdc and then remove the jumper. You should see timing...
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My car starts fine but always like once a month it doesn't start it cranks ok but it will not start if I let it sit for 6 hours
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil 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 under...
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electrical exterior
Hello. It is very likely that your alternator not supplying enough power to the vehicle to allow all the systems to perform properly. Also the battery looks new but doesn't perform as so. I suggest that a technician test your...
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Whats going on with my car
Hi there. Most of the time, a squeaking noise coming from the brakes is caused by a collection of brake dust that gets between the brake rotor and the brake pad. The squeaking issues sometimes can be increased when it's...
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I was told I need shift linkage insulators and bushings. Can Your Mechanic do this service at my home and what is the cost?
Hi there. As of now, replacing the shift linkage bushings and insulators is not a service that our mobile mechanics offer. We are adding services every week, when customers require the service. I will forward your inquiry to our sales...
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Engine looses power.
Hi there. What you are describing is common with a clogged fuel injector or throttle body that is dirty. In some instances, a blockage of carbon deposits will impede the engine's ability to accelerate smooth. Sometimes simply having the fuel...
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I have a 454 big block chevy suburban 85 c20 rwd and it seems to stall and misfire not allowing me to accelerate or even stop it f
Hi there. Typically when I see this issue on big block chevy engines, the first thing I do is check the distributor first. Verify the cap is not cracked, rotor is good, and the distributor is solidly mounted to the...
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1985 190D: how do I remove the window motor wiring from the switch. Pulled gentlely on wire but did not want to pull too hard. T
All vehicle wiring terminals have "locks", which usually consist of plastic tabs that must be depressed to withdraw the terminal (plug) although some of the locks can be really sophisticated and even include sliding components and insert plastic keys that...
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RE: 1985 Toyota Camry LE Engine swap to 200 HP.
Although the engine computer used in 1985 engines is rudimentary, the fact that it exists means that you will have to completely change out the vehicle's wiring harness. Those harnesses are no longer available, of course, which means that you...
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I have rotated my engine by hand for several minutes and still can't find TDC. My car running fine I only changed my water pump.
You should replace the timing belt if it got wet with coolant or it will fail prematurely. The timing marks shown here will align only every two revolutions of the crankshaft.
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Car starts but wont stay running
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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Which rear wheel drive standard transmission fit a front wheel drive 1985 Toyota Camry DIESEL?
Hi there - no rear wheel drive transmission will work in the front wheel drive Camry, but the 5-speed manual transaxle offered in the '1983-1986 Camry will bolt in. Modifications for a transmission mounts, clutch and shifter will, of course,...
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Low idle in gear way to low, why?
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My 1985 300zx is taking 2 to 3 hours to crank after u take the battery out and put another battery in.
This may be a sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly. The insulation develops small fractures that open when heated and close...
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What is the torque specifications for the engine mounts on my 1985 Isuzu Pick up
Hello. The torque specifications for the engine mounts on this engine are 25 foot pounds of torque. Make sure that there is no corrosion on the bolts.
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I have a 1989 caprice it go into heard easy and it chatch but when i hit the gas its not catching
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...

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