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i have 88 cadillac just got it with brand new tranny i think they damaged seal putting it in what would be my estimated cost for
The cost depends on which seal is leaking. If, for example, the leak is at a transaxle output shaft seal, you can input your year, make and model at the service page for axle shaft seals to obtain a quote....
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Engine shaking while in neutral and park
It's possible you may have disturbed a vacuum hose while you were doing the job, check for that first. But I'm concerned about the valves because If you get the valve clearance too tight, it may develop a miss at...
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88 mazda mx6 gt crank no start
Be sure the fuel is not old. Old gas will not start or run an engine. Initially, check the throttle position sensor. If that checks out, carefully check engine compression in each cylinder. If there is no, or inadequate, compression...
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Q: 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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Is replacing the transmission on a 1988 Toyota Corolla fx hatchback worth it? And can I replace transmission with a 1990 corolla?
Hi there. As long as the engines in the two Toyota's are identical in size and configuration, the compatibility of the two transmissions should work, however there are some risks with swapping out a transmission on an older vehicle like...
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..I've got a ticking noise from the engine...
Noises in the valve train are usually consistent and don't change much with engine load. Noises that get stronger when accelerating may be deeper in the engine. But adjusting the valves is not too tough on your car so it...
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A clunking feel and noise in the steering wheel
It is possible that you could have some free play in one or more of your suspension components. There could be play in your ball joints, tie rods, or wheel bearings. I would recommend getting your wheels shaken down by...
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To replace a fuel filter or not ? Vehicle had no fuel when bought; added fuel & it started, but should the filter be changed...
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your head is in the right place. While gas these days is held to some better standards, its very possible to collect debris in the tank over time. Considering the mileage on the vehicle,...
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Pressing the gas pedal and not getting the desired output
It may not have anything to do with your valve adjustment. Your car is almost 30 years old so it could have any number of problems. I would begin by checking for air leaks. Look at all of the hoses...
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Can a bad transmission seize up an engine since I never heard of a transmission being able to do this was just wondering
Engine "seizures" are only caused by lack of engine oil, cooling system overheating, and internal mechanical breakage (e.g., timing chain/belt on interference engines). If the transmission fails, in any respect or due to any cause, there are no adverse consequences...
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I have a 1988 Chrysler Fifth Ave,everything under the hood was wet now it's been 3days and still won't start
Excessive moisture and, worse, liquid water, all over the engine will cause electrical components to malfunction. The engine should be inspected to determine if it can be "dried out" and to determine which connectors and components need to be removed...
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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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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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1988 mercedes 420sel how do you self diagnostic check check engine light is on continually in the car
If the vehicle has an 8 (or 16) pin data connector, you can use a reader and refer to a MB Fault Code Manual for Model Years 1988-1997. The blinking codes are also documented in the Factory Service Manual (copies...
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matching an engine to a transmission
Hi Justin. Thanks for contacting us tonight. Anytime you are swapping out one OEM major component with a new one, it's always best to replace with the same component. For example, your 88 Dodge D150 appears to be powered by...
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hi i am wokring on my dads 1988 suburban and i cant locate his 4wd actuator
I do not show any R10 Suburban having 4x4 and do show a V10 Suburban does. The actuator on this vehicle is on the transfer case and is vacuum controlled.
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i am trying to replace his 4wd actuator and i can not locate it i currently have an electric actuator, and i cant find weather it
You do not have a front differential actuator on this vehicle and will have automatic locking hubs. The hub mechanism is what locks and unlocks the hubs.The vacuum actuated front ends are only on the vehicle's that have a different...
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truck wont go into gear and you can move shift selector without depressing brakes
Hi Ryan. Thanks for sending us your question today. It really depends on the condition of the transmission as to what might be causing your problems If you are restoring a 1988 Suburban and have not rebuilt the trans, or...

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