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Will a 327 bored over to 350 bolt right into my 87 c10 with stock 350?
Hi there. A small block is a small block - regardless of the cubic inch displacement. The size of the engine block is what matters for having it fit on the stock motor mounts, meaning that a 327 (which is...
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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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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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Transmission not shifting
Hi There, I would suggest having a your transmission fluid changed to start with as low or dirty transmission fluid is often times the problem when the vehicle struggles to move in a particular gear. Other things may include a...
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Missing fuse box cover.
Hi there. When it comes to the torque on the spark plugs, most spark plugs are tightened to the stopping point and then an 1/8 turn more. If you need the specs of your spark plug, then measure the treads...
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Is it possible to put a newer Dakota engine into a 1987 Dodge Dakota?
Depending on the year of the vehicle will depend on how much equipment that will need to be adapted to your vehicle. It is possible to take an OBD 1 or OBD 2 system engine and install it into your...
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Jerking during deceleration.
Check all of the driveshafts in the jeep and see if any universal joints are worn causing the shafts to move around when letting off the throttle. The universal joints in the front axles are the most common joint to...
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body panel replacements, and an easier way to do it on a budget?
Hi there Unfortunately, body work is not a service that we are able to offer mechanical advice or recommendations; since our mobile mechanics don't offer this service. I think your best bet is to search for online forums where fellow...
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My car is shaking , shutting off, and sputtering
Shaking or vibration may be caused by many different things such as faulty spark plugs, poor fuel pressure or misfires. Other things such as a faulty idle air control valve may cause the engine idle to drop below the normal...
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Cost to replace turbo? 1987 Mercedes 300SDL
Hi there - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic can offer at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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My 1987 jaguar VandenPlas has been idle or sitting for the last 4 or 5 months. The breaks were working then, but not now.
Perform an inspection on your brakes and look for signs of leakage, worn or damaged rotors and drums, and worn or damaged pads and shoes. If the system is good on the inspection and the fluid is full, then test...
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Just put in a new fuel tank and my engine won't draw diesel from it to start.
Hi there. Check the fuel transfer pump and see if its drawing fuel into the fuel filter. If there is no pressure after the fuel transfer pump, then the small transfer pump needs replaced. If there is pressure after the...
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Why would transmission fluid shoot out of trans into the bell housing? is there a gasket or seal there had trans looked at and 馃憣
Hi there. There are multiple seals and gaskets inside an automatic transmission and along the inner case where the torque converter is installed that can leak into the bell housing if they are damaged. Small cracks or misalignment of the...
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Where can find a replacment steeribg colomn for a 1987 dodge diplomat ,original or comparable?
I looked up your application at Car-Part.com and I see quite a few used steering columns that are exact matches for your car as well as an identification of all the interchange years and models for the column. I think...
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Will all of the steering colomns in the link work for my 87 dodge diplomat? http://car-part.com/cgi-bin/search.cgi
The Car-Part.com database uses interchange data to display parts matches for individual makes, models and years. As you know, there is a proliferation of part variations that can often make it maddening to obtain exact and appropriate replacement parts. The...
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Air intrusion in fuel lines
Hi there. This situation has happened to me before with my buddies Ford 7.3 Power Stroke. Although the process is slightly different, you might want to watch this video as it shows how to prime the fuel system on these...
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Ignition timing
Hi There, The backfiring suggests that your ignition timing may be off, specifically delayed which is what causes the backfiring. You may also want top check to be sure the vacuum advance is working as it should. If this is...
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My injectors are not pulsing.
Have the power and control circuits for the injectors been tested? If the injectors do have power, but no ground control from the computer to turn them on there may be a fault in the circuit or the electronic control...
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Hello. I accidentally left my 2 liter 1987 mercedes 190E car key on the accessory position in my garage and I will return in a few
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle's battery will likely be dead. Even if the vehicle has less electronic components sucking battery power, there are some. Even when the vehicle is off and sits, the clock can drain the...
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I got antifreeze leaking out the side of my engine but can't see where it's coming from
Hello, thank you for writing in. The leak if that severe is likely going to be easy to spot if you can watch it while it is leaking. You can use water for this kind of observation. Refill the engine...

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