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New Clutch won't engage
Hi there. Without being there to inspect your Nissan or knowing what replacement parts you used, it's difficult to pinpoint this issue remotely. You might want to verify that all replacement parts are OEM or compatible to your 720 first....
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Hi. I have a problem with my 86 regal. My 307 will shake and smoke a little every morning after the car has sat over night.
Hi there. It sounds like the needle and seat in the carburetor is not sealing off correctly and making the fuel drip over when the engine is sitting. Try pumping the throttle 2 times after you shut the engine off...
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Car will only go if you slowly press the pedal for a slow take off 1986 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Hi there - most likely, your hesitation is caused by either the manifold air pressure sensor or the throttle position sensor failing. Whichever is malfunctioning is not sending a signal to the engine computer to indicate the accelerator pedal is...
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Why does my tie rod have a different thread than the parts I can get at the parts store for my 1986 Dodge Ramcharger
Hello. If the thread is different than the replacement it is more than likely because the center drag link that was installed was incorrect for the vehicle. Depending on the model of the vehicle it can have a coarse or...
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Overheats at 120 C even after replacing thermostat and water pump.
If the hoses are cool, engine coolant is not flowing due to a blockage in passageways or hoses or inadequate water pump speed due to a loose drive belt. If you just added coolant after replacing the water pump and...
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Im scheduled for monday january 23 at 1130am, I have all the parts I need.. except motor oil.
Hi there. Your concern is being forwarded to customer service. Thank you for scheduling your appointment with Your Mechanic.
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almost no acceleration when cold need very light touch on gas idles fine motor does seem to rev up without a load was told t
Your car uses the KE injection system which is unique in that the electrical system can fail, and the injection system will still operate and keep the car running. Only problem is, you don't have any fine fuel trim like...
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ENGINE RACING PROBLEM
Hi there. I'm actually very glad you asked this question. First and foremost, anytime an inquiry like yours comes in, we look at the common symptoms and attempt to provide a few broad scope systems or components that could be...
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Fuel pressure problem
Hello, It sounds like you may possibly have a bad fuel pressure regulator. I would recommend starting with checking and replacing the filter if necessary as that is a bit less expensive. If this does not do the trick, I...
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I'm getting power to distributor coil, but I'm not getting power to the spark plugs.
Hi there. Check the spark plugs with a spark adapter tool to see if there is a park induced from the coil. If there is no spark, then the spark plug wires could be burned and need replaced. If the...
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1989 ford truck stuck in drive but the shifter goes to all of the gears selections with no change.
Hi there. Check the shifter cable and see if it has came off the transmission or if the cable has broken. If the cable is connected to the transmission and the transmission shift lever is moving, then the main valve...
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My reverce are not working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The brake lights need to turn on with even the slightest movement from the brake pedal. Even earlier models attempted to function this was as best as possible. In order to do this, they...
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shake in the front end
Vibration or shaking at moderate to high vehicle speeds, felt through the car body and/or the steering wheel, is usually due to dynamic imbalance of the wheel/tire assembly and/or various types of tire defects such as belt separations or excessive...
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Can up use gear oil in place of brake fluid
The brake system has rubber seals in it which are not compatible with mineral based oils of any kind. Introduction of these oils in to the master cylinder will cause the brake system seals to swell thus preventing normal operation...
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The van cannot accelerate . 1986 VW Vanagon
Hi there - your thinking is good! Fuel supply can certainly prevent full engine performance. Checking fuel pressure, including while running and under load, is a good indicator. Make sure the fuel filter is not clogged, the fuel pressure regulator...
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Brand new rebuilt engine - gets hot quick, high idle. 1986 Volvo 245
Hello - it sounds like your distributor was installed 1 gear cog off from where it should have been to allow for adequate "timing adjustment" motion. Pull the distributor, and re-install one cog "more advanced" to give you more adjustment...
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I've lost all horsepower. I dropped the tranny believing it was the clutch disc gone bad but after seeing it i realize im wrong.
Hi there. Since your Toyota pickup is 30 years old, it's really difficult for us to pinpoint why you're having these issues or common problems these trucks have. I have always found the driveline components of these pickups very reliable....
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Would mixing a quart of oil with a 15 gallon tank do damage to a I4? I just want it to blow black smoke. Any other ideas? thanks! 1986 VW Golf
Hi there - adding a quart of oil to your fuel tank will effectively do the same thing as putting diesel fuel into your tank. The engine will quickly foul the injectors and plugs, clog the catalytic converter, and stop...
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Will not always start
With an old diesel like yours, everything has to be right to start it up cold. First of all, all the glow plugs need to be working. I usually test the glow plugs by measuring the current draw with an...
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Hi I have a 1986 vw golf gti 1.8L gas and want it to blow smoke. any ideas that wont destroy my engine?
Hello, and thank you for writing in. If you do not want to do any damage to your engine, then you do not want to modify your engine in any way to blow smoke. You will want to incorporate a...

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