Showing articles & questions for topic
1988

Related questions

Question
Oil cap is milky, but the dipstick isn't and the coolant isn't bubbling. Please advise.
The discoloration likely represents the effects of entrained moisture in the oil on the cap surface. There can normally be a certain amount of condensation in an engine, for example as weather conditions change or if the engine sits for...
Question
Serpentine belt
You will not find a listing of the belt size for this vehicle without power steering or without the air pump. If you need a belt to fit it may take a few trips to the parts store to get...
Question
how much should an ignition coil or ignition cost w parts and labor for a 1988 olsmobile 98 regency engine is a 3.8
Hi there: If the quote you were given includes replacing both the ignition coil and module, then a price between $200 and $300 is a pretty fair estimate. If it's one or the other, then a quote closer to $200...
Question
Electrical system not charging
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
Question
I have a ton of white smoke from my truck when i start and run it, is that likely a head gasket problem?
Hello there, many faults will cause white smoke to be seen on startup with your 1988 Toyota Pickup. When white smoke it seen it indicates that coolant is being burned in the engine, this is not a normal operation. There...
Question
Runs for a little bit and dies
In order to isolate the problem you should have the fuel pressure monitored with a pressure gauge hooked up to the fuel rail. As the engine is running monitor fuel pressure when it stalls out to see if pressure drops...
Question
Where do the vaccum lines go from the carb?
The vacuum lines coming from the carburetor cover several systems on the vehicle. The best diagram you can find for the vehicle can be found detailed in the service manual. Service manuals are available at many local auto parts stores...
Question
Rattle/ Knock from sounds like flywheel
Hi there: Typically a loose flywheel is an indicator of other mechanical problems, ranging from a problem with the transmission converter (on an automatic) to the starter's gear. The rattle could be coming from any of those components. In most...
Question
Engine cuts out/off at idle, and cuts out sometimes at steady state (60-70 mph).
Hi there. Check the fuel system for any air in the fuel rail. residual air in the fuel system will cause the engine to randomly cut off. If the fuel pressure is good and there is no air in the...
Question
Original gearbox but Engine swapped for a Golf 3 1.9. Is this causing a lack of power? 1988 VW Vanagon
Hello - once the turbocharger system is repaired, and the swapped engine is producing the power it is capable of, I would expect you will be pleasantly surprised at how well the Vanagon performs - as long as the swapped...
Question
Transmission only works in reverse.
Hi there. Circuit 1 failure means that there is a blown fuse in your fuse box. Look in the fuse box for a blown fuse and replace it. The circuit may relate to the transmission shift module. If you replace...
Question
My 1988 Mercedes repair code on dash reads 409, what is this?
In 1988 Mercedes did not display trouble codes on the dashboard. The display you are seeing is a maintenance reminder. It counts the miles down until a scheduled service, then counts the miles up when you have passed the service...
Question
I want to know what is this type of engine for mercedes Engine No. 102 011 36 01 02L-89
Hi there. The serial number 102 011 36 01 is for a Mercedes-Benz 2.3 L 4 cylinder engine. It belongs to the M102 engine family for the Mercedes-Benz vehicle in the 80's and early 90's.
Question
I need to get the front splash guard off. It is destroyed and dragging on the ground. Can I do it without jacking it up? 1998 Honda Accord
Hi there, sounds like this may require you to at least jack up that side of the car to gain enough access to remove this. Be sure to set the parking brake, block the wheels, and leave the transmission in...
Question
Rough cold start 1988 GMC G1500
Hello - first task is to check for problem codes from engine management for any clues. This involves a paper clip, and a flashing "Check Engine" light for 2-digit problem codes. Possible problems include incorrect fuel pressure (bad fuel pressure...
Question
No injector pulse but does spark.
Hello There, You are correct in that if the crankshaft position sensor or the pickup coil were bad there would likely not be any spark to the plugs. In relation to your no injector pulse problem, check the wiring harness...
Question
Transmission
Hello, This may be a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a...
Question
tbi injectors
If there is power to the injectors, and they make an audible clicking noise (that is, mechanically the injectors are functioning) measure the fuel system pressure and be sure that the pressure is within Factory Service Manual specifications. If pressure...
Question
Transmission not shifting out of 1st gear
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a wide variety of different issues. Anything ranging from a bad shift solenoid, to a faulty transmission, to an electrical problem, can produce symptoms similar to those you are experiencing....
Question
After I turn the key off the engine keeps going and splutters
The engine can continue to try and run on cars with carburetors that are not functioning correctly or not adjusted correctly. If the base idle speed is set above about 500 rpm then the engine can try to continue to...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question