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The front breaks have gone out and I don't know if the back is bad too. The carb also has several problems including bad needles a
You should have front and rear brakes checked for thickness to see if they are in need of replacement. You should also have an expert check the carburetor as it may have problems with dirt of debris clogging the jets....
Turns over but won't start, or starts for a few minutes and then dies. It dies while driving also.
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's engine dying could be so many things causing the problem. Assuming the Check Engine Light is not coming on. It could be the fuel pump. A fuel pressure test could,...
10% of the time, car won't start when rainy weather
Hello. The symptoms you are describing are commonly caused by ignition system problems with moisture. Old or worn ignition wires, or a cracked or leaky distributor cap, can cause the vehicle to experience hard starting. In wet weather, moisture can...
Stalls while applying throttle. Already changed two warm up regulators
Hello. I think you may have a problem with the cold start valve not dumping the proper amount of fuel to allow the car to start and remain running on a cold start. The distributor should be checked as well...
Jerking from 50 to 65mph
Hello. The jerking you feel are most likely caused by the spark plugs misfiring. The spark plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor button replaced. This should solve the problem that you are experiencing. The truck should run a lot better...
Starter spins occasionally
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1985 BMW 635CSi. My repair database does not show information regarding the Euro spec model. However, to replace the starter on the 635CSi, you do not need to remove the intake manifold....
Oil light ON repair
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1985 BMW 635CSi. I'm guessing you're talking about the Oil Level Light and not the Pressure Light. If this happened right after the accident, I'd be willing to bet the sensor and/or...
Change oil remove filter
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1985 BMW 635CSi. According to the information I have found, your vehicle uses a canister style oil filter. To remove the filter, use a 17mm socket to remove the filter housing. Pull...
I have a Mercedes 280 SL, 1985, WDB1070421A020760, many times it just stop while driving or at a stop. I have changed the fuel pump
Wow! A 280 SL with a manual gearbox is a rare machine indeed! It looks like you've eliminated a few of the prime suspects. The fuel pump relay would have been my first guess. But it looks like you've already...
Where is my coolant sensor
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Jeep Cherokee. The coolant temperature sensor for the gauge on your Cherokee should be on the back of the driver's side cylinder head. If you need some assistance with this, consider YourMechanic, as...
No electrical power
This sounds like quite likely a grounding problem. I would recommend starting by checking the positive battery cables looking for corrosion on the connectors and cables. Next, I would check the fuses for power. Try checking one for the headlights...
Whan engine is warm, it shuts off and won't restart
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1985 Dodge Ramcharger. We must determine what is going on when the engine is warm that causes the no start. The proper fuel pressure and ignition signals must be present or it...
Not getting fuel from fuel tank replaced fuel pump and filter I have a 85 720 nissan pick up
Hi there. I would recommend checking the fuel pump fuses to be sure the fuel pump is getting power to it. Also, check the ground wire to the fuel pump as well as this is a common issue when they...
In a 3y engine is it possible to loose coolant through the intake manifold
Hello. If the intake manifold is loose, this can cause a wide variety of problems including a coolant leak into the intake. This can also cause severe overheating problems and possibly fatal engine problems. I recommend having a qualified professional...
Slow acceleration and gasping noise -1985 Chevrolet C10
Hello. There are multiple possibilities here. There could be a vacuum leak to the engine (which affects timing, mixture, etc.) all of which kick in when under a load (vs. idling). Also, check ignition timing, especially ignition advance mechanisms, for...
Minor skip when accelerating -1985 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
Hello, thanks for writing in. This sounds like an exhaust valve was adjusted too tight after the rebuild, causing combustion to leak past the exhaust valve into the exhaust itself. For an in-person diagnosis, a certified technician from YourMechanic can...
Cannot flush the brake system
Hello. If the system is functioning correctly then flushing the system should not be difficult or require a significant effort at all. If the system is not bleeding properly then there is likely some sort of issue with one of...
Overheating problems - 1985 Jeep CJ7
It sounds like you still have a blown head gasket or minute crack in the cylinder head or block, both of which can cause overheating. You mention that you "repaired the head," but don't identify what was done. I would...
How to clean out a gas tank that has been sitting for 10+ years.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I've always found that the best way to clean a fuel cell, whether it's diesel or gasoline, is to remove it from the vehicle and flush it with a lot of solvent. The problem...
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your inoperative electrical components, may just be blown fuses. The fuse is in a circuit to protect the circuit. If, there is a short to ground, the fuse will burn. You could...

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