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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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No power to cab or to fuse block
If you lost all power while driving and now have no power to anything then you need to check the main battery cables and alternator for voltage drop on the cables using a volt meter. This will tell you where...
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Can't get past 3,000 RPMs in any gear. Starts jumping when it hits 3,000. Wondering what would cause that.
The first step to diagnosing a suspected fuel delivery issue is to check the fuel pressure. The manufacturer has set a specification for what the fuel pressure should be. If the fuel pressure is lower than what the manufacturer recommends,...
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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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How to install a turbocharger 1986 Dodge Colt
Hello. The turbo on this vehicle is not terribly hard to install, but finding a replacement is the hardest part. In most cases it is easier to fabricate a new unit to the vehicle. A specialist would be best to...
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in 1992 did the cam have a drive for a macanical fuel pump
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to help you with this question. Our site offers basic mechanical repairs and maintenance tips for services we offer our customers. Your best bet to get this information is to purchase a service and...
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Car wont move when I step on the gas. I was driving when this happened
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons the gas pedal may become unresponsive. The first step is to have it scanned for diagnostic codes, to find out what issues the vehicle's computer has detected. This will narrow...
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Our family car is a 1986 Mercedes and someone modified it with an audio jack. How do I use that to listen to music with an aux?
Hi there. It really depends on how this accessory was hooked up originally as to whether or not you can listen with headphones. However, without knowing exactly how they hooked this system up, or what accessory line they used, it's...
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Quick my mechanic told me I need to change my motor mounts he listed front rear
You have a total of 4 mounts. There is one front engine mount and two transaxle mounts then there is a torque mount on top front.
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A mechanic came and look at my motor mounts and realize they was cracked he listed front rear side. How many exactly need changing
Hi there. Usually when one motor mount is damaged, other will follow sooner than you'd expect. This is why it is recommended to replace all motor mounts at the same time. Without being there to inspect your Buick personally, it's...
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One of my engine mounts crack and my mechanic suggests I replace all of them front rear and side. I look up the parts is the side
I suggest you verify with the mechanic since they may be referencing the motor mounts front and rear but they are also called transaxle mounts when parts are looked up. The engine has one main mount in front of motor...
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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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Looking to buy a 86 bronco with no factory AC, how much and how difficult would it be to put in a aftermarket AC
Hi there. Although this is not a service we offer here at YourMechanic.com, I would recommend watching this video on how this process is completed. If you have the right aftermarket AC installation kit and follow their instructions EXACTLY, it's...
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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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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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my battery kept draining until i bought a new alternator and battery. i have tightened the belt on the alternator but it still die
Hi there. The best way to diagnose why a battery would constantly drain is to review it's job and how it is recharged. The battery is responsible for powering all electrical systems until the vehicle is started. At this point,...

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