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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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1987 Ford e350 rv cranks over but wont start and have tried everything and checked most reasons why it may not please help
Since the engine is cranking, the starter and battery are most likely not the issues. There may be a spark or fuel delivery issue. The engine needs spark, air, and fuel to start and run. Air is pretty much a...
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I recently bought a 1987 montero and the EGR light is on.....what does this mean
The EGR warning light signifies that something is wrong in the exhaust gas recirculation system. The problem could be as simple as EGR passageways that are clogged with carbon (the passageways can be cleaned out), or the EGR valve and/or...
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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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My car stalls when hitting a bump, once stalled it takes a while for the engine to restart.
I'm going to take a leap and guess that you have a problem in the connection at the coolant temp sensor. In the older cars like yours, an interruption in the circuit at the coolant temp sensor could cause a...
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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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Exposed wires on in tank pump
If the original pump had a cover over the electrical, the new one should also have a cover over any electrical components. It may be possible to remove the other encasement from the original fuel pump and use it to...
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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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Do you work on Old Mercedes Benz?
It will depend on what kind of work you will be needing. Most maintenance like brakes, filters, belts or most window or body electrical repairs can be done by most mechanics. If you need diesel engine repairs then it will...
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Pump bolt broken
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Water pump bolt broken
This is actually not all that uncommon, however it must be done very carefully using an extraction tool. If the bolt pieces end up inside the engine block, this could result in blocking coolant passages later on, which would result...
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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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1987 keep Comanche Ac came on when my friend added a little 134 did not cool high side got really hot. I turned off and evacuated
Hi there. Before you attempt to complete any repairs or activate the system further, I would highly recommend having a professional mobile mechanic from our team come to your location and complete an AC inspection. This will allow them to...
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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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