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Won't shift when warm
Hello there, many different faults may be causing your 1988 Chevrolet C2500 not to shift. The most common would be low transmission fluid, shift linkage, transmission range sensor, shift solenoid, or a mechanical transmission fault. Have a qualified technician, such...
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Odometer not working
The speedometer on your car is driven by a cable coming off the transmission. If the speedometer works, but the odometer does not, the problem is in the gauge itself. It can be replaced, or some specialty shops may repair...
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No spark from ignition coil
Hey there, thank you for asking about your 1988 Ford Thunderbird. You need to check the ignition coil for power at the red wire with the key in the ignition in the on position. Use a test light and probe...
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Headlights just stopped working
If manipulating the original switch caused the lights to turn on and off, that would suggest that the rest of the headlight circuit is OK. If you replaced the switch and yet you have the same symptom that you had...
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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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Car will not start.
Since you replaced some things already we can certainly rule those out. When you replaced the fuel pump did you replace the filter also? a clogged fuel filter can certainly make the car act this way. Also, considering the age...
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Car turns off randomly
There can really be several reasons why your Ford Bronco II randomly turns off. While the information provided is a bit limited, I do have a good idea on where we can start. You are on the right track to...
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Car overheated and leaked coolant.
While it is possible that a hose may need to be replaced, it may not be the root cause of your overheating concern. Does it overheat while driving on the highway at cruising speed or in stop and go traffic?...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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