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My truck shit off while I was driving it and now it dosnt sound right.
Hello, thank you for writing in. With an older vehicle like this, we need to start to do some basic testing. There are a large number of components that can cause these issues, and it is nearly impossible to diagnose...
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I have a 1986 isuzu pick up with 2.3L with carburetor it will idle from a cold start but after driving a short distance it will di
A mechanic with an oscilloscope would look at the secondary firing patterns to see if the engine is possibly running lean due to inadequate fuel or a vacuum leak. Without a scope, what you can do is check for a...
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Alternator won't charge battery
As a colleague of mine used to say, "everything works, but the hands don't move," He used that expression when he had checked everything on a certain system and found it to be working correctly, but the system was still...
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my dash lights wont come on and car wont shift after replacing alternator and a spark happened so we checked the batter and its fi
If you tried to replace the alternator without disconnecting the battery then you may have shorted out a fuse or module causing the problem. I would suggest going over each and every interior and engine fuse to see if they...
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Clicking Sound
What you are describing sounds like a faulty starter solenoid. A faulty starter solenoid will generally produce a clicking sound when turning the key. The starter solenoid is located on the starter and has internal electrical contacts that transmit electricity...
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1986 Toyota pickup - power into coil but not out. I replaced the rotor, distributor cap, and the ignition coil. What should I tr
The ignition coil should have three wires attached to it. A thin power (positive) wire coming from the ignition switch, a thin ground (negative) wire going from the coil to the ignition module, and a thick coil wire going from...
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car stalls every time i put in the clutch
Any time the battery is disconnected the computer will reset idle control to when the car is new and may stall if the throttle body and idle control valve and mass air sensor if equipped is dirty and need to...
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Did a motor swap on a volvo 740 1989, to a 86 760 turbo. Tranny and all..won't crank. Did before swapped it into 740.. checked all
Hi Willy. To be honest, this really isn't the type of advice we offer here through this Q & A. We focus on general OEM service, maintenance and repair tips. Since the original engine has been swapped, there are just...
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I have an 86 Monte Carlo the engine is swapped with a 350 that has electric fuel pump I've changed the battery 5 times this year t
You will need to verify if you are losing ignition spark or fuel pressure. If loss of spark then you may have a bad ignition module inside distributor. If losing furl pressure then you may have a bad fuel pump...
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1986 lincoln town car stalls while driving, drives good for a bit, then jerks, soon after motor cut off. has to sit awhile4restart
You should have the fuel pressure checked when the vehicle stalls to see if you are losing fuel pressure since you notice the pump is noisey when running. The pump is most likely losing pressure when it gets hot and...
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how many hours to remove an reinstall engine in 86 chevy van
Hi Woyvnee. Unfortunately, removing and replacing an engine is not an exact science. It's also a service that our mobile mechanics don't complete, so it's hard for us to give you an accurate estimate as to how many hours it...
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86 mercedes benz 300e heat always on in the car wont turn off
It sounds like you may have a problem with the heater controls or potentially a blower motor that may be faulty or have a failing blower motor resistor that may be causing the blower motor to remain on constantly. ...
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Neutral Safety Switch
It sounds like you may possibly have a bad neutral safety switch. Your vehicle has a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or neutral. Occasionally, this...
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My car has a manual shifter near the stearing wheel and started slipping into neutral during driving and i would have to bump it b
Hi George. The only manually shifted column transmission I'm familiar with is the old "three on the tree". If this is what you have in the Fleetwood, then this type of symptom is typically caused by a damaged shift gate....
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1986 remanufacture engine, low oil pressure, temperature go high 250 and start a knocking noise
Hi there. It's quite possible that you have a cooling system failure, ranging from a radiator thermostat that is not working correctly, to a water pump or heater core that is clogged with excessive debris or sludge. The best advice...
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My shifter is stuck in park and when I go to turn overy the engine A loud grinding noise is made
The usual cause of grinding during starting is a starter and/or flywheel fault although there are other less common possibilities that would be considered as well. If the shifter is stuck, if your vehicle is not equipped with any shift...
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1986 isuzu pick up fresh tune up on it drove great for 1500 miles now it starts but will die unless continuous throttle is kept
Check to see if perhaps the idle adjustment that you made "moved". Check for vacuum leaks, especially EGR system, and check for correct ignition timing. Check fuel pump output and pressure. If none of these initial and obvious possibilities resolve...
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I have a 1986 Ford F150 LAriat. I have replaced the fuel pump 3 times in 2 months, keeps blowing. Why would that be happening?
Replace the fuel pump relay in the engine compartment after new pump is installed and check pump connector for any hot spots and replace connector. The reason pump keeps going bad is going to be bad connection or relay overheating....
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No power to fuel pumps on jeep wagoneer
It sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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I have a 86 6.9 idi automatic 2 wheel drive. It's in good working order however most all the seals have to be replaced. Is there a
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Generally speaking, when you're needing to have the front and rear main seals replaced, it can be rather expensive - especially the rear seal. The front is pretty simple to remove and often...

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