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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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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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My car's shaking and losing oil fast, what's going on
Hello, thank you for writing in. The shaking is likely caused by a misfire and engine error. You may also be dealing with multiple issues at once, or the oil leak may be causing the running issues. If the spark...
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We're is the fuel pump located on 1986 buick regal
The fuel pump on your vehicle should be a mechanical pump that is mounted on the side of the engine. It should be near the front of the block, near the water pump.There are some Regal models that will use...
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My 86 ford ranger 2.0 single barrel carb . runs great . dies when let off gas .when turn throttle up on carb idles to high .
This problem is usually caused by the throttle damper out of adjustment on the carburetor that will cause the idle to be too low when you let off the throttle. It is supposed to lower the throttle slow instead of...
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what engines are compatible with a 86 firebird trans am
You are constrained by what the original engine was because the original engine is matched to your vehicle's onboard OBD-I computer and vehicle wiring harness. Also, the present suspension in the vehicle (if it is all original) was matched to...
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Worn camshaft ?
Hi there. To be honest, any cam that is more than 30 years old is most likely going to show signs of significant wear and tear. In general, GM small block camshafts are fairly good in regards to maintaining their...
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Fiero GT VERY difficult to move shifter from any position. 1986 Pontiac Fiero
Hello - your Fiero uses rather long cables for the shifter linkage, and several pivot mechanisms that are potentially very stiff if they have not been cleaned and lubed in recent history. Cold weather also makes cable action stiff initially,...
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where is my slave cylindar
Hello, thank you for writing in. The clutch slave cylinder, or clutch master cylinder depending on the design, is connected to the clutch pedal. Trace the pedal beyond the firewall (guard between the driver and the engine), and into the...
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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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