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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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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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Getting a CEL with a Code 1 "O2 Sensor" on a 1988 Honda Civic
This is a tough one because the self-diagnostics on your car are not very sophisticated. The light is on because the ECU is not seeing what it expects at the O2 sensor. When the engine is fully warmed up, there...
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How much for just labor to reolace timing belt
Hi there. Having a timing belt replaced is one of those jobs where every step involved should be completed by a professional mechanic; including securing parts. It might be tempting to purchase the parts yourself or even assume that you'd...
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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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I have a 1988 Toyota celica and it looses rpm while idling and tries to die when letting off gas. Black smoke coming from exhaust.
You should have the fuel system checked to see if the fuel pressure is between 34 and 44 psi. If it is too high at idle then you need to replace the fuel regulator. If pressure is good then look...
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I'm chasing compression and trying to eliminate ticking. Can you help me adjust my valves? EFI SBF roller block
Hello. I would need to know more about the engine like what types of parts are being used. It simply sounds like the lifters were not bled off prior to setting the lash. If this was not done then that...
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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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Steering column
Hi There, Depending on the damage done to the steering column, you may need to replace the steering column or possibly the steering column actuator. There are mechanical levers in your vehicle that move when the ignition key is turned....
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Fuelpump
Hello, thank you for writing in. In a vehicle this old, when it has sat for so long, there can be many issues causing your symptoms. If the starter spray is not helping, then its likely you do not have...
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Is there anyway to bypass the ac compressor they make bypass pulleys but can't find any for an 88 Grand Prix
As long as the a/c clutch bearing is not seized, it doesn't matter if the a/c compressor is locked up. As long as you do not turn the a/c on, this causing the clutch to engage and attempt to run...
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88 Grand Prix 2.8L. Idles fine in park but won't go over 2k rpms. Idles fine in drive but won't go over 30mph or 2k rpms
Hello, thank you for writing in. Everything you have done so far will only improve the performance once this issue is resolved, so do not loose hope yet. The only system it would appear you have not looked into would...
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Idles fine in park But won't rev above 2,000 rpm and won't go over 30 mph. 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by doing a compression test on the engine first. If the compression is low then the engine may be worn or it may need a timing chain....
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Truck stallsl out when put in gear 1988 Ford F150
Hi there - first task is to check for any problem codes. Your truck has OBD I diagnostics which, although not as precise as OBD II, can still be pretty helpful. Your poor cold start running may be due to...
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When car is running I can put it into gear without pushing the clutch peddle down but it doesn't engage 1988 Mitsubishi
Hello - there are 2 possibilities here: the first, and the one you hope for, is that the shift linkage has failed (most likely shifter cables), and you are not actually selecting a gear in the transmission although it feels...
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my gmc jimmy 4x4 stopped working
Hi there. Unfortunately, without completing a detailed inspection as to what may have been damaged inside the differential, it's simply impossible for us to guess as to what would need to be replaced. Your problem could be as simple as...

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