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Older model drops to 5 mph for 60 seconds
Your description sounds like a fuel starvation problem. Checking fuel pressure will be a good place to start. A clogged fuel filter, failing fuel pump, failing or clogged fuel pressure regulator, or clogged fuel injectors could all cause this behavior....
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my brake master cylinder leaks fluid but not all the time
Hi there. A crack in the master cylinder can cause the issue you're experiencing. The system itself is not "pressurized" until the cap is closed and the pedal is pressed. When you're driving, the fluid is continually in motion when...
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I'm trying to replace my carburetor with a Weber and need to know if this is a difficult task? 1987 Honda Accord
Hi there - If you are buying a kit designed for your Accord from a reputable vendor, this is a pretty-straightforward conversion. The Weber 32/36, the basis for most of these conversions is popular, with lots of advice and spare...
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Have rapid clicking noise around the transfer case.
Sounds like the shifter solenoid is stuck in a position and will not disengage. Try removing the harness to the shifter solenoid on the transfer case and see if the noise goes away. If it does, then the shifter solenoid...
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Have rapid clicking
If your transfer case does not have a shift solenoid, then the Throttle Valve cable could be installed incorrectly making a clicking sound. This will only occur when the engine is running and the vehicle is in motion. Most likely,...
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Transmission not shifting
Hi There, I would suggest having a your transmission fluid changed to start with as low or dirty transmission fluid is often times the problem when the vehicle struggles to move in a particular gear. Other things may include a...
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Missing fuse box cover.
Hi there. When it comes to the torque on the spark plugs, most spark plugs are tightened to the stopping point and then an 1/8 turn more. If you need the specs of your spark plug, then measure the treads...
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Is it possible to put a newer Dakota engine into a 1987 Dodge Dakota?
Depending on the year of the vehicle will depend on how much equipment that will need to be adapted to your vehicle. It is possible to take an OBD 1 or OBD 2 system engine and install it into your...
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Jerking during deceleration.
Check all of the driveshafts in the jeep and see if any universal joints are worn causing the shafts to move around when letting off the throttle. The universal joints in the front axles are the most common joint to...
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body panel replacements, and an easier way to do it on a budget?
Hi there Unfortunately, body work is not a service that we are able to offer mechanical advice or recommendations; since our mobile mechanics don't offer this service. I think your best bet is to search for online forums where fellow...
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My car is shaking , shutting off, and sputtering
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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Cost to replace turbo? 1987 Mercedes 300SDL
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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My 1987 jaguar VandenPlas has been idle or sitting for the last 4 or 5 months. The breaks were working then, but not now.
Perform an inspection on your brakes and look for signs of leakage, worn or damaged rotors and drums, and worn or damaged pads and shoes. If the system is good on the inspection and the fluid is full, then test...
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Just put in a new fuel tank and my engine won't draw diesel from it to start.
Hi there. Check the fuel transfer pump and see if its drawing fuel into the fuel filter. If there is no pressure after the fuel transfer pump, then the small transfer pump needs replaced. If there is pressure after the...
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Why would transmission fluid shoot out of trans into the bell housing? is there a gasket or seal there had trans looked at and 馃憣
Hi there. There are multiple seals and gaskets inside an automatic transmission and along the inner case where the torque converter is installed that can leak into the bell housing if they are damaged. Small cracks or misalignment of the...
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Where can find a replacment steeribg colomn for a 1987 dodge diplomat ,original or comparable?
I looked up your application at Car-Part.com and I see quite a few used steering columns that are exact matches for your car as well as an identification of all the interchange years and models for the column. I think...
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Will all of the steering colomns in the link work for my 87 dodge diplomat? http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
The Car-Part.com database uses interchange data to display parts matches for individual makes, models and years. As you know, there is a proliferation of part variations that can often make it maddening to obtain exact and appropriate replacement parts. The...
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Air intrusion in fuel lines
Hi there. This situation has happened to me before with my buddies Ford 7.3 Power Stroke. Although the process is slightly different, you might want to watch this video as it shows how to prime the fuel system on these...
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Ignition timing
Hi There, The backfiring suggests that your ignition timing may be off, specifically delayed which is what causes the backfiring. You may also want top check to be sure the vacuum advance is working as it should. If this is...
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My injectors are not pulsing.
Have the power and control circuits for the injectors been tested? If the injectors do have power, but no ground control from the computer to turn them on there may be a fault in the circuit or the electronic control...

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