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1988 f150 5.8L EFI idles but shutters and dies
Hi Hunter. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Typically when fuel flow is good and the engine stumbles, it's due to either a problem mixing the right ratio of fuel to air or the ignitions inability to correctly burn that fuel...
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I just did a oil change and spark plug replacement. Now the car shakes and then turns off when your in gear. 1988 monte Carlo ss
Hi Rafael. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when symptoms pop up after completing service, you can trace the root issue to a component that was removed or replaced. In the case of spark plugs and oil changes, the first...
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engine switch
The cost to replace the engine may exceed the value of the vehicle. It will cost less to replace the engine with a used one versus overhauling the existing engine.
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engine issues
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually when the exhaust is excessively "wet", it's due to the fuel and air mixture being incorrect. This could be due to a damaged mass air flow sensor, EGR valve or idle control...
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can't locate MAP sensor on 1988 Chevy Corsica.
The MAP sensor is on the intake plenum. They are pretty reliable and GM MAP sensors do not commonly fail. It is actually possible for Code 33 (OBD-I) to set due to erratic engine vacuum which is in turn due...
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My 1988 Chevy G 20 van with a 350 small block overheated the other day I replace the distributor rotor spark plugs PCV valve thr
It sounds like you may have a the beginning of a blown cylinder head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. A head gasket that fails between cylinders will generally cause a misfire and potentially...
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1988 Toyo Camry - timing belt broke so I changed it - ran fine before but I have fuel pressure, fire at plugs but they are dry.
It sounds like you may not have fuel injectors that are firing properly. When the fuel injectors are not spraying an even, uniform pattern of fuel, this causes an imbalance in this air.fuel mixture resulting in the motor often times...
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I have a 1988 dodge dynasty. The timing jumped and I've been told the engine is not longer good. The car cranks but doesn't start
Hi there. I think this is an example of somebody telling you something that does not comprehend the basics of ignition timing or the timing chain / belt. Ignition timing is a collaboration between the ignition system and the valves...
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Radiator seems to be clogging: it started just 2 weeks after flushing it!
Hi Khaled. Yes - the fact the engine is 30 years old is a significant reason why the fluid is brownish. However, the age of the radiator might also be a reason. Inside the radiator are a series of metal...
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Idling high
Hi there. Generally speaking, a high engine idle is typically caused by one of two things - a loose or damaged vacuum line or vacuum leak, or an idle control valve that is stuck or damaged. It's also possible for...
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Want to know if 88 deville 4.5 can be replaced with 4.9 easy
Hi there. With older vehicles like the 99 Cadillac, engine swaps are much easier to complete - as they are not as dependent on the ECU and modern technology to control ignition, fuel and safety systems. As such, the two...
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Twenty minutes after shuting of my car, there is zero electric to start the car, turn on the radio, or headlights. When I discone
Hi there. It's possible that you have a frozen or stuck electrical relay that is causing this very odd electrical glitch. However, it's also possible that the battery terminals or cables are loose or damaged; which can also cause the...
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Gas pedal stuck intermittently
Hi Khaled. A sticking throttle pedal or dripping or leaking gasoline is not a normal thing and is something that should be inspected onsite by a professional mechanic as soon as possible. In some cases, damage to the throttle position...
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The main bearing in my 1988 deville broke during a drive and leaked almost all of the oil. Can you guys help me replace it?
In order to determine exactly what has failed, and what is required in the ways of repairs, as well as the cost to repair, the engine will have to be inspected. That inspection can be performed right at your location...
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Can the sun drain your car battery
The sun cannot drain your battery. Excessive hot or cold conditions can cause premature failure of a battery. If your battery is going dead then you need to have battery charged and tested along with the charging system tested and...
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could it be that I have water in the engine?
Hi Justin. It is quite possible that there is water in the cylinder based on what you're describing. This could be due to a crack in the block, or damage done by a blown head gasket or overheating problem. If...
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Front left tire clicking noise
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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Timing is good, fuel system is good, the car has spark, distributer is dead center and starter is good. Battery is brand new but c
Hi Brunie. It's possible that your EGR valve is damaged or clogged with a tremendous amount of carbon debris. If the vehicle has been sitting for a while, it's possible the gasoline is bad. To be completely honest, without knowing...
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Replaced the timing on my 1988 dodge dynasty as well as the ignition coil, battery alternator, fuel pump and filter, catalytic c
If the vehicle was operating (was starting) prior to this extensive work, then I would suspect that the timing is off (belt mispositioned) and/or essential electrical connections were not re-established, such as to the fuel pump. If you want the...

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