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replace oil pump and pick up tube
Hi there. Typically when the oil pressure changes based on the type of oil you are using, it's an issue with the pick-up itself. Quite often, the wrong sized or style of oil pump or a pick-up line that is...
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Why won't my car stay on.
It sounds like you may be having an issue with your fuel system. I would recommend having your fuel pressure tested by a qualified professional to determine if the fuel pump is working properly. If the fuel pump is not...
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1987 Ford e350 rv cranks over but wont start and have tried everything and checked most reasons why it may not please help
At the age of your car it could be about anything, but the good news is that the engine in your truck is a pretty sturdy unit so I doubt you have major engine problems at just 96,K miles. A...
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Bubbling behind dashboard when starting car
Hi There, It sounds like you may have air bubbles in your cooling system. Typically, this is easily fixed by having the cooling system flushed. The heater core is also located behind the dashboard in your vehicle which is likely...
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Need Freon For R12
Hi there. You might want to read this article to find a suitable replacement for R-12, as it's been removed from production. It's best to either convert your older system or completely flush the older refrigerant and start from scratch...
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Running fine. Decided to change fuel injector o rings an now won't start. Instalation was a success. Changed battery, starter, m
Hi there. One of the biggest problems with trying to diagnose a non-start issue remotely is that it's hard to get all the facts about what was removed or replaced. In most cases, when you complete multiple replacements as you've...
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I'm planning on buying an 1987 dodge truck as a first vehicle but I'd like to know what are the first things I should replace?
Hello, thank you for writing in. 1987 truck's by Dodge were enjoyed for decades. The truck you are looking at is going to need components specific to the condition the truck is in. If you have not already, obtain a...
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I have a box chevy brougham 87 it was running great last week but just today it started running slow n now it wont go over 20 mile
The burning odor could be due to an oil leak. Typically, if oil leaks, say from a valve cover, and ends up on a hot engine part (the exhaust manifold being the worst), you will detect a burning odor. Failure...
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I own a 1987 toyota mr2 and when i turn it on it iddles at4000 rpms do you happen to know the reason why
This may be a sign of a vacuum leak. High idle speeds or in some cases rough idle, stalling and hissing sounds are common signs of a vacuum leak. When a vacuum leak is present in an engine, this causes...
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My 87 f150 lariat 4x4 cranks but won't start.
Hi there. The only thing that pops into my mind is if you replaced the electrical harnesses to those sensors you've replaced, like a crankshaft position sensor for example? In many cases, the electrical harness is the fault - as...
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No gas is getting to my engine
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, you want to see if there is power getting to the fuel pump. This is best done with a test light or a voltmeter. If you do not get a full 12...
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clicking noise coming from my driver side causing performance issues
Hi there. There could be multiple sources causing a clicking sound, ranging from a vacuum leak, loose valve lifters or even a wheel bearing or something in the transmission. It is also possible that a loose spark plug wire or...
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Truck starts then dies
Hi There, A few different things will usually cause the vehicle to start and then die. A bad ignition coil can cause this if it is beginning to fail, resulting in intermittent starting problems. A dirty or faulty mass air...
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How do you determine the condition of automatic transmission fluid?
Your Honda uses Dextron III transmission fluid, which should be pink in color. Once the fluid starts to turn brown, it has deteriorated. However, to ensure the longevity of your transmission, you should replace the fluid every 30,000 miles per...
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Need to Locate windshield gasket 1987 Dodge B150 van Safelite tech threw away tried classic car shops with no luck
You might be able to find a used gasket via a used parts website such as Car-part.com. If not, either one of the major auto glass installers, or a custom body shop, will have to either use off the shelf...
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Rv cranks but will not turn over to stay on
You should check to see if you have an injector pulse? If you do then check for fuel pressure at the engine and it should be about 35 to 45 psi. If both are okay then you should check the...
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replaced ignition module/coil bc used to stall. Now car didn't start yesterday morning, but started fine today.1987Ranger.
Hi Jesus. There are two likely possibilities of your current problem. Either there is a loose electrical connection or ground from the recent replacement or the starting issue was not the ignition module you've replaced. I would double check all...
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Rv cranks, fuel pumping thru, getting a spark, but won't turn over. Could it be the timing?
It is possible that the timing could be an issue. It is also very possible that the engine suffered a loss of compression. If this is the case, an overhaul is likely necessary in order to resolve this issue. An...
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Problems with fuel system
Of course, be sure the tank has adequate fuel. If, by chance, the new fuel pump (or any fuel pump) was run dry that can ruin the pump impeller and thus even if the pump "runs" it won't pump. If...
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High pitched chain dragging type sound at lower speeds in 1987 toyota van
Hi John. Thanks for contacting us today. At first glance of your question, the first thing I would verify is if your emergency brake might be pressed or engaged somehow. It's also possible that a rear wheel bearing is starting...

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