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Do I need a special tool to remove the knock sensor?
Hello. There does not appear to be any special tool required to remove the knock sensor on an 84 Corvette. Only the correct size socket should be needed in order to loosen and remove the sensor. The sensor is located...
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My dash electric system is shot. Any Ideas what to fix?
Hi There, It sounds like your instrument cluster needs to be replaced. Like many other elements of your vehicle, the modern instrument cluster is electronic, and requires voltage in order to operate. The instrument cluster consumes less power than batteries...
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clutch not fully engaging on ford ranger
Hi there. From the description you have provided, the clutch not fully engaging, is not likely to be an air bubble in the hydraulic system. Had the clutch not fully disengaged, would have led me to believe air in the...
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Power steering belt broke & need to replace it. How do I replace it?
Typically, you would loosen the mounting bolts for the power steering pump and adjust the angle of the pump until the belt is loose enough to remove. There may be one or more belts for other accessories in front of...
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Carburetor installation costs and adjustment.
Billing question sent to CS for installing and adjusting cost of a carburetor.
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Oil fouls one spark plug - possible cause and recommendations to repair.
Hi there. If oil is causing the spark plug on cylinder number 4 to foul out every 600 to 700 miles, then the valve guide seals to that cylinder are damaged and need replaced. The valve guide seals prevent excessive...
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Engine stalls after warm up, then starter just clicks.
It sounds like you may have two separate issues happening related to potentially a bad starter solenoid (clicking sound at starter) and possibly a failing ignition coil causing the stalling and then subsequently not starting for 30-45 minutes until the...
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Dies when you stop pushing the gas.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the throttle body sticking and not adjusting correctly. Check the idle speed when the vehicle is parked in park and then in gear. The engine idle should be around 1000 rpm's in...
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I have to replace an upper radiator hose, what steps must I take to access the hose and remove it.
Access to the hose is clear. On a vehicle of this age, if you are replacing one radiator hose, really all should be replaced, including the heater hoses, due to the inevitable deterioration of rubber products. YourMechanic does perform radiator...
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Vacuum diagram
The vacuum diagram is in a .jpeg or .pdf format and cannot be attached to this response. Please note that the complete Factory Service Manual (FSM) for your vehicle, including the vacuum and wiring diagrams, is available on Ebay at...
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Loud rattling noise from engine.
Hi there. Open the hood and check all around the engine compartment for something to be loose. When you hit the guardrail, the vehicle may have jolted hard enough to dislodge something and make something in your engine compartment move...
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Engine wont reach operating temperature
The first thing to check is to see if the cooling fan clutch is working properly. Start the engine when it is cold and rev the engine up to 1500 rpm and listen to the cooling fan to see if...
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Does a wire wheel of a Deville fits to my Eldorado?
Hi there: Unfortunately, without knowing what size of wheel is on your Eldorado currently, we're unable to give you an accurate answer to your question. The bolt pattern on most Cadillac's in the early to mid 80's were identical for...
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Starter clicks
Hello. The symptoms you describe are typical of a faulty starter or starter solenoid. If the starter motor or solenoid wear out internally they may no longer be able to start the engine properly. A common trick is to tap...
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Starts and Stalls and runs for a few minutes only ( Car ran out of Fuel but ran good for 3 days afterward ) 1985 BMW 635
Congratulation on your "Shark" - love the old 6-series! Check your engine coolant temperature sensor (the one for the injection, not the gauge), and the wiring to it. If it is sending a "too cold" signal to the engine, the...
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Have front wheel drive no rear wheel drive
Hi there. Raise up the vehicle and put it on jack stands. Start up the engine and put it into gear. Watch to see which tires move. Put the transmission in neutral and put the transfer case in 4WD high....
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Changing my water pump What sequence should I remove the belts in and how would I go about that?
If you're going to replace the belts, which is what I recommend, you just start with the outermost belt and work your way back. Off the top of my head I believe the water pump belt is the last one...
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Went to flush radiator, car heated up and refused to turn off
There is a vacuum pump on the front of the engine near the water pump, The large vacuum line that comes out of it branches off to three or four smaller lines not far from the pump connection. They are...
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I have alot of play in my steering wheel .and sometimes it is hard to turn
Hello, thank you for writing in. Hard steering is typically a sign of worn down steering gears or power steering pump. You will want to check the condition of these components and their fluid level. Check for leaks or any...
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High idle, deiseling(sometimes) jumping in gears and choke light stays on.
Hello. If all of these issues appeared after you took the vehicle into a shop then I would return to that shop and have them address the problems. It may be possible that the issues developed as a result of...

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