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I have a MB WDB2011281F343389-0 and I know it: It would be advantageous to place an intercooler and how to get a design for this?
Admittedly, the 190D is not a big performer, so it's understandable that you would want to do something to improve the power, but I don't think there is much out there for that car. If you are determined, however, there...
when you are going down the road and your coasting and pull it out of gear and let out on the clutch it dies and then if you put
Hello, If your car is stalling when in neutral, then the first thing I would check is the idle air control valve (ICV). The idle air control valve is the component responsible for maintaining engine idle speed when in neutral....
I have an oil leak and my engine sounds rugged. What's wrong with my van?
I believe that the oil leak and the fuel problem are separate issues. The oil leak could be your oil filter, oil pan, or drain plug if it is leaking under the vehicle. I would recommend ensuring that the oil...
Car loses rpms when idling and dies when not giving it gas on first run.
Hello. It may be a problem with the choke on the carburetor. Try some carburetor cleaner in and around the carburetor, especially the choke plate. On a cold start no matter the temperature, the choke plate should be mostly closed....
Engine hot, difficult shifting, shutting off
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. A common problem that can cause stalling is a stuck torque converter clutch. This device connects the link between the engine and transmission, but should slip some when...
Small bolt dust cover
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1987 Suzuki Samurai. If the bolt does not fit, you're trying to put it into the wrong bore. The dust cover should not bolt to the pan gasket with the pan bolts...
Sometimes while driving my service engine light flashes for a second and the engine sputters then goes right back to normal.
Hello there, thanks for your question. It sounds like you may have an intermittent failure, probably electrical. If codes exist in history (i.e., downloadable), that would give a clue and there might be data loggers that could be applied to...
I have a 1987 BMW 325 e .. the car lights and windows can roll down if I charge the battery a little however the car does not star
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 1987 BMW 325e. This is a great question. Your battery is probably the issue here. If you don't have enough cold cranking amps your car will not start even though your lights will...
drop into gear engine revs out of control
This is often times a sign of a vacuum leak. There is a plate that is supposed to be closed when the engine is cold to preheat the air going to the throttle body. As the engine warms up this...
Overheating and cutting off while driving
If the engine is overheating to the point where it's shutting off and blowning coolant out of the tailpipe, you have a bad situation. A failed distributor or cracked coil may cause the engine to stall when warmed up. Consider...
Headlights won't turn on and tail lights and blinker lights always stay on
If everything was working fine before switching columns then you know the problem is in the wiring. You stated the wire connectors were different and that you hooked up what you could. The only way to get this to work...
Dashboard lights flash and then go out
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1987 Oldsmobile Toronado. This is something that would require first hand inspection for complete diagnosis. However, there is a technical service bulletin (TSB) that may pertain to your issue. The TSB is...
Transmission issues
Hello. If the shifter itself is not moving then the linkage may be binding so that needs to be checked out first. Most of the time the joints in the linkage will cause this when they fail. If the transmission...
Truck hesitating down the highway
With the floor board getting hot during the drive, you may want to look underneath the truck and see if the catalytic convertor is located roughly in the area where the heat is coming from. It sounds to me like...
Loud banging from left valve cover, gets louder when accelerating.
Hi, thanks writing in. This may be a loose rocker arm or pushrod which would increase in intensity as the RPMs increase. I would suggest having this looked at immediately as this can cause major damage if continued to be...
Should the distributor turn with the cap on?
Hi, thanks for writing in. The distributor assembly should not be loose. You will need to have the timing reset and the distributor tightened down. The distributor module or stator may need to be replaced or the loose distributor is...
Idles between 500rpm and 1300 rpm. Main concern is low rpm. Belt or pulley chirping mainly at low rpm Drives perfect but Idles bad
Chances are these two symptoms are related. If the drive belt is not performing as designed the engine will run poorly, or not run at all. There are several components that could be the problem, and further inspection is needed....
Car runs with the mass airflow sensor unplugged. If you plug it in it will die if the car is running.
This is a sure sign of a shorted mass airflow sensor. The reason it starts with it off is the computer sees no mass air signal and replaces it with an internal memory fake signal to use. This will let...
new distrbutor and module still stalls at red lights could the ecm be going bad
It certainly sounds like you are on the right track. I would recommend replacing the ECM to determine if it resolves the issue. I would also recommend checking the circuitry near this computer to be sure that no wiring problems...
Mass airflow sensor issue
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...

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