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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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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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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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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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I have a car that i purchased a year and a half ago but lost and never transferred over the title can I get info on it? Please
If you did not get the title put into your name and then lost the title you will need to seek out the previous owner to see if they can get a duplicate title and then sign it over to...
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How can i find out my previous title owner info? To reach out to them
The procedure to title the car in the circumstance you have described varies by state. Vehicle ownership data (i.e., identity of owner), as held by the state, is generally confidential and will never be released without a Court Order. There...
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Just replaced batteries,alternator and starter on 1987 C 3500. I have no clue what to do now. What should I look for next? Cables?
Hi Juan. Thanks for the question. A continual battery drain is usually caused by a parasitic drain - or there is some accessory that is continually open and operating. In most cases, this is caused by a damaged electrical relay....
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My truck is doing a very loud thumping sound and wont go over 25
In most cases a loud low thumping noise is an indication an engine main crankshaft bearing has gone bad or you are losing oil pressure in the engine. I recommend not driving the vehicle and contact a mobile mechanic like...
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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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Why aren't my sparkplugs sparking?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first two components to look at are the distributor and the coil. If you have a spark tester, test light, or voltmeter, you can measure the power supply along the circuit and find...
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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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Hot start issues
The air fuel ratio is off on your hot starts probably due to sensors or controls operating out of range or perhaps due to a stuck open EGR valve. Heat affects ignition coils and can also adversely affect sensors such...
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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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