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Truck squealing when turning the wheel. 1988 Dodge W150
Hello - the first thing to check is the condition of the drive belt for the power steering pump, and if it is correctly tensioned. A good "thumb measure" for proper tightness of the belt is if you can depress...
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Hard to start,strong smell of gas
It sounds like you may have a fuel pressure regulator that may be leaking, causing the motor to be in an excessively rich condition at start up, which would also explain the strong fuel smell. I would suggest checking for...
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Getting fuel, getting spark, and won't start.
Check the ignition timing on the distributor and see if the timing is off. If the timing is good, then the accelerator pump in the carburetor or the fuel injectors are not working properly (if your vehicle has TBI injection)....
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A rubbing noise in front wheel
It really depends on whether or not you were experiencing the noise before you made these repairs. If so, the issue could be caused by a CV joint that is damaged. I would recommend having one of our mobile mechanics...
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Spring thaw starting issues 1988 Pontiac Trans Am
Hello - your symptoms suggest a problem with idle control mechanisms, most likely the idle air control valve, or a dirty or malfunctioning throttle body. Also possible are dirty/gummed up injectors as well. I recommend a stalling at idle inspection...
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Rough idle and stalling after coming off the highway.
Hi there. Sometimes the best fix is the simplest solution. On you list of things you have completed, what is missing is cleaning fuel injectors and the throttle body. Typically idle issues and stalling after frequent fuel delivery (like on...
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Will the bolt pattern match up with a '98 Mazda B3000 motor to my '88 transmission 1988 Mazda B3000
Hello - unless your '88 has the M5OD-R1 5-speed transmission, I don't believe this swap will work. There were simply too many engine changes over the 10 years, and the M5OD transmission is one of the few common elements. You...
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My car pulls to the side when I leave acceleration and when I'm braking. What could be the real problem?
For the vehicle to move to the right as you accelerate, that would be an engine and transmission mount that is either loose, damaged, or broken. For the vehicle to pull as you brake, there could be an issue with...
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I have 1988 oldsmobile cutlass ciera 2.8liter. I have had five mechanics check the car for a popping sound but they could not figure it out.
The popping sound from the engine sounds like the engine's timing is off or the fuel system is not delivering enough fuel to the engine. There could be a fuel injector that maybe sticking and not spraying properly. The popping...
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Car sputters and shakes when I accelerate
Hi There, As you know, this may be caused by a variety of things, one of which you already suspect which is an Oxygen sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read...
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Changed break pads week later having no pressure on pedal. Has fluid but no fluid is going to front breaks 1988 Oldsmobile Delta 88
Hi there - this sounds like a burst brake line, or master cylinder failure - which must (obviously) be repaired before the car is driven again. I recommend a brake system inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as...
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Car won't start
Be sure there is adequate fuel in the fuel tank and that the fuel is not old. Check for adequate fuel pressure, injector operation, and a spark at the spark plugs. Basically, if the starter motor is turning the engine...
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Need the exhaust manifold changed on this vehicle.
Look to see where the exhaust sound is coming from and determine if the manifold is cracked or if the gasket is burned. If the exhaust leak is coming from where the wide pipe under the car connects to the...
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My car won't rev or accelerate
Hello there. If you press down on your accelerator pedal and the engine will not rev at all, this is typically the indication of a damaged throttle linkage or throttle body component. On an older Mercedes-Benz, the throttle is not...
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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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