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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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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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i have a qeustion
The major rebuild kits of interest involve engine kits and transmission kits. Rebuild kits are sold for other vehicle components such as the power steering pump, air conditioning compressor and so forth, but those kits are fairly mundane. Engine and...
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ok so engine runs great and sounds good until you drive it about 5 miles then it starts to knock deep knock and the check engine l
Check the engine oil level. If the valve train is dry while the engine is running (you might have to pull the valve cover to really gauge that) that means there is a blocked oil galley and/or an fault with...
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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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No spark from coil
Hi Jeremy. Thanks for the question today. Sometimes the most simple solution is the one that we miss. In cases, like you've described, more often than not the root issue is a faulty ground wire. I would remove the coil...
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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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I have a check oil light that's always on but the oil pressure is good how do you fix the light
You will need to have computer tested for codes and diagnose the codes and then have the oil pressure tested with a manual gauge and if pressure is good then replace the oil pressure sending unit and retest system. ...
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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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I have an '88 Chevy C2500 truck. My serpentine belt snapped, I replaced it, and it snapped again. All pulleys seem to be working.
Hi John. Thanks for sending in your question today. Usually, there are three reasons a serpentine belt breaks quickly. First, it's not installed or 'snaked' correctly. Second, the tensioner pulley is damaged or the belt is not correctly tightened. Finally,...
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I have an 88 bmw 325i convertible and i runs rough when im at a stop light it sounds like it wants to stall also happens while acc
It is possible that the rat could be the cause of the engine running rough. It is also possible that another issue could exist. I would recommend having your fuel and ignition system inspected by a qualified professional to determine...
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Gutted bmw E30
To register the vehicle, all lighting that it was equipped with at the factory must be in place and operational. As in most jurisdictions, Maryland's safety inspection, required prior to titling and registering a used car, requires an inspection of...

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