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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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Electrical
The engine will need to be scanned first to get the codes in memory of the computer. The car may have a camshaft sensor on the synchronizer that is going bad and casing a stall or no start. The fuel...
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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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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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Car kicks a lot when i hit 60 and higher.
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like a problem of inconsistent fuel pressure relating to a faulty fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and...
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Want to upgrade to newer motor. 350 vortec. What is the most cost effective way? 1987 Chevrolet R10
Hi - this can be a highly argued question - but many find a "crate" motor to be a good way to go. They are available in a variety of configurations and horsepower ratings, have a warranty honored at any...
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Noise when starting the vehicle
Hello. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with a faulty starter or a worn flywheel or flex plate teeth. When the starter is engaged a plunger extends and makes contact with the flywheel ring gear. If there is an...
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My high speed on my blower not working new resistor motor is good what could it be the relay
Hi There, The resistor is what controls the speed of the blower motor, not the relay. The blower motor relay supplies power to this motor when you turn the switch to "on" that can sometimes fail. When this happens, you...
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car stalls
In order to keep running efficiently, the engine requires a constant flow of gasoline and good spark to keep that fuel igniting. If gasoline is not readily available, or if there is not enough spark, the engine will quit. More...
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driving the car lost ALL electric and eng just shut off. RPM right to zero.
Hi there. It sounds like you definitely have a short somewhere in the electrical circuit. Is there a burnt smell from the engine compartment? This could be a sign of a short circuit that has melted a wire/harness or component....
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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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Can I used an ignition coil with the primary resistance per spec but the secondary with lower resistance.
Hi there. To properly repair your vehicle you need to use the correct ignition coil. If you do not use the right coil then it either will not work or it can damage the circuit and the computer. The resistance...
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How can convert my in tank fuel pump to an inline fuel pump?
The fuel pump is designed to work correctly with the entire fuel system. You have a fuel pressure and return lines. The older Fords used an inline fuel pump that would not last very long and Ford along with every...
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Engine won't start while hot after replacing head gasket.
Hi there. The code 12 is for your distributor has no reference. When the engine gets hot, the secondary circuit on the ignition coil gets hot and will not work. I recommend replacing the ignition control module and then recheck....
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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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Truck wont start
Hi There, This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. Things like...
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At a dead stop you can floor it and it moves the shifter into neutral on its own.
Hi there. Check the engine and transmission mounts and see if they are allowing the transmission to move around. It is possible that the transmission is moving around and catching the shifter linkage and pushing it into a neutral position....
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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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