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Engine red up but no acceleration
Hi there. What you are describing is an indication typically of a damaged torque converter or interior transmission problems. In some cases,this issue can be resolved by flushing the transmission fluid and changing the filter, while other times this will...
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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...
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why my 1985 190e mbz lose power at 3k rpms
If the engine is losing power, the cause of that can be diagnosed, and any required repairs made, if you request an engine loss of power diagnostic. To give you an initial idea, although there are many possibilities, a partial...
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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...
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I had a fuel pump,filter,and the gas tank cleaned and lined in my 1985 Cadillac Seville the car is surging it cuts off but crank r
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be experiencing a wide variety of issues. Considering the age of the vehicle, the list can get even more extensive. Unfortunately, this is going to be a process of elimination until...
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Car runs with fuel line pulled and misses when it's attached
Check for obvious causes, like a mispositioned or improperly adjusted choke. Check for vacuum leaks. If nothing obvious exists, you have already performed an adequate experiment to condemn the carburetor. That is, by happenstance, in your case cutting off the...
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Surging
Hi There, Its sounds like you may have an issue with the refrigerant being overfilled or potentially have a bad AC compressor switch, which is what controls the AC compressor and when it cycles on and off. Any time the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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.
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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...

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