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My truck randomly dies and won't start for hours
The most common cause for this problem is the ignition module and ignition coil causing the no spark condition. I would recommend having the spark tested when the no start condition is happening so the problem can be isolated to...
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A/C V-belt keeps going bad within six months.
Hi there. Check the angle of the V-belt as its mounted on the air conditioner pump. For the belt to burn off or decay that fast, either the belt is too tight, too loose, or the pulley is offset from...
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I have a honda civic where I have enlarged the fuel filter exit areas through the bolts but high sound coming from pump
Anytime there are modifications on a vehicle from the standard component or part can cause unknown problems. When you modified the orifices in the fuel filter banjo bolts you may cause excessive volume of fuel to go through the fuel...
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Why is my pickup running rough?
Hey there. You should take a fuel sample in a clear glass container, and then if you put the container in a freezer, it will separate the water from the fuel and you will see if you have a lot...
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My car is running rough after changing the spark plugs and wires.
Hey there, the first thing to check are any trouble codes, even though this is pre-OBD II (Ford MCU or EEC-Iv engine management systems), there are inexpensive code readers for these engines, or your local parts store can read the...
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Carburetor is getting gas but will not fire. New fuel pump and cleaned the carburetor twice. It will start on starter fluid but dies.
Engines that won't run are frustrating. Lets start by assuming you are getting fuel to pass through the carburetor. Next you will want to look into spark and compression. The spark may be the easiest to look into. You need...
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Dies randomly and now wont start
Hi there. What your vehicle needs is a gnome. Gnomes fix what gremlins screw-up. First off, the electrical draw should be isolated. Disconnecting the negative battery terminal and putting a test light inline between the negative terminal and negative...
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Cant turn key out of "lock" or move steering wheel much
Hi there: This is usually an indicator that the ignition lock cylinder is stuck or that the assembly (or small components that comprise this system or the steering column) are damaged. The best way to know for certain is to...
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Need to know if I can use Bosch 4 hole injectors for my truck.
Hi there. I recommend using Bosch D3 injectors over older metal body injectors. The 4-hole spray tips atomize fuel much better than your stock injectors. The injectors have flow balancing to ensure that each cylinder gets the same amount of...
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Intermittent stuck starter
Hi there. Anytime you see a prong that is not right or is pushed down, then there could be a short or cross within the relay. I recommend replacing the relay that has the prong pushed down and check to...
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How to change from 2lt engine to a V8 please?
Basically, you will have to change just about everything in the drivetrain and there will be quite a few places to reinforce since the vehicle was designed to handle the torque output from a 4 cylinder engine. This swap is...
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318 Won't start. How do you know when a cam is 180 degrees out?
Hey there. If you bring the number one cylinder up on its compression stroke and crankshaft set to top dead center, then take off the distributor cap to see if the distributor rotor is pointing to number one cylinder on...
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I just got done rebuilding my 318 and it won't start.
In order to diagnose this problem you should bring cylinder number one up on its compression stroke and then the crankshaft on top dead center. Remove the distributor cap and make sure the rotor is pointing to number one cylinder....
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My car sparks and has fuel but no firing - 1987 Ford F-150
Hi there. In situations like this when you have fuel and spark, the logical step is to check ignition timing issues. In many cases, the crankshaft position sensor or cam sensor can cause a timing issue which will cause the...
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Plugs coming out black but not oilly
This is a sign of a rich fueling condition. This can happen for many different reasons, such as a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor, leaking fuel injectors, a failing catalytic converter or a bad O2 sensor. All of...
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Neutral switch replaced, car will not start in park.
Hello. This switch has a small range of adjustment available to you. Although it's a hassle to crawl back under the car to do so, loosen the 2 bolts holding the switch to the transmission, and move the switch slightly...
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When I turn ignition on no power anywhere. No turnover or crank. Lights don't come on.
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1987 Chevrolet Camaro to not start or have any power. The most common faults are the battery, battery cable, ignition switch, battery terminal, or a wiring harness fault. If the vehicle started properly...
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Engine is running horrible with stalling and noises under load.
Hi and thanks for contacting Your Mechanic. As for the engine misfiring and having an issue with the rough idle, there could be a vacuum leak on the engine. Check all of the vacuum hoses and the intake to see...
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What are the differences between distributor types for my truck?
Hi there. In 1987 Ford used a TFI (thick film integrated) module attached to the distributor housing, where timing is computer controlled, and a Dura-spark ignition module attached to the left inner fender, where timing is still mechanically and vacuum...
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High beam indicated light
Hi there. The problem you are having with the high beam indicator, is not a turn signal switch problem. It could be, a faulty headlight dimmer switch located near the base of the steering column. It's more likely, the high...

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