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My 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX has new battery and starter but won't start easily, if at all, unless jumped.
It sounds like your charging system isn't working. When you put a new battery in the car, the car will work for a few hours of driving until the battery voltage drops below a certain point. (usually around 10 volts)...
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Idle 3000 rpm minimum!!!!!
Hi there. In most cases, a high idle issue is caused by a vacuum leak or a stuck throttle or idle control valve. The vacuum leak typically occurs after service, when a vacuum line will be removed and not replaced...
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I am not getting any power when I turn the key to the on position. there is no dash lights only check engine lite comes on.
The problem of having erratic electrical issues with this year Bronco they have problems with the ignition switch losing contact. You should check and replace the ignition switch. When the switch is removed you should check linkage rod and electrical...
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Fuel gauge only reads half tank
This is a problem likely related to your fuel tank sending unit. The fuel tank sending unit is a small float type component (or sensor) inside your fuel tank that measures the level of the fuel inside the tank. As...
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Battery good. No response when I turn key
This may potentially be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is not working properly, you may...
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my 1988 cadillac deville runs hot. i dont know whats wrong with it. the car stills drive. but people are telling me its a blown he
Hello, thank you for writing in. A blown head gasket is most likely what your issue is. Check the coolant. Chances are it is low and mixing with the oil. The head gasket is the only component which would allow...
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How to remove a fuse box from the firewall on a 1988 Chevy S10? The screw was on the box under the dash and will not unscrew.
Hi there. If the screw is just spinning and not coming out, take a pry bar and put it under the fuse box and slightly apply a little pressure to the box and unscrew the screw. Then the screw should...
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Help, my car won't start.
Hi there. With having a fully charged battery and having all electronics work in your vehicle but the engine not starting, then the starter solenoid control wire could have a bad connection. Check the starter wires and see if any...
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I replaced my clutch and bleed my hydraulic clutch master cylinder. But when I put the truck in 2H and try to shift, I won't shift.
Hi there. There seems to be an issue with the transfer case on your vehicle. The transfer case may have a bent fork or the shifter synchronizer has broken teeth. I recommend seeking out a professional, such as one from...
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I need to replace the master cylinder brake on my 1988 Grand Marquis
The brake master my need to be replaced but you still need to locate the leaks first if you are losing fluid. You should have every brake line checked to see what is leaking. If the lines are rusted and...
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I took my transmission out to change out 3 freeze plugs on the motor. Tt's a 88 chevy s10 witg 2.8. I put everything back and now the clutch don't work.
Hi there. Check the slave cylinder on the clutch system and see if it's leaking. If there is no leak, then operate the clutch pedal and have someone watch the slave cylinder. If the clutch fork is moving all the...
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Car does not start
Hi There, It sounds like you may not be getting any power to the starter. If the problem is not related to the battery or a weak connection to the battery, it is likely this may be related to a...
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reconnected cylinder=gasket leak issues?
Hi there. Unfortunately, there are way too many variables to assume that this theory would be accurate or correct. Typically if coolant and oil have mixed, it's due to a head gasket that has broken or is damaged. This could...
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I have a 1988Dodge D150 with a 5.2 It starts immediately but dies after a few seconds what it my problem?
Hello, It sounds like you may have a faulty fuel pump or a bad connection to the injector harness. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system is primed...
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I can't figure out how to get the front speakers out because they are on top of the dashboard
Hi there. Your best bet here is to purchase a service and repair manual for your 1988 Chevrolet Cavalier. This will give you instructions on how to remove the firewall from the engine bay or the dashboard, as this is...
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Replacing the ignition key cylinder lock.
Hi there. You do not need to remove the steering wheel. You will have to remove the upper and lower covers to the steering column. Then remove the locking clip and collar on the ignition switch and push in on...
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Exhaust manifold leak gaskets
The heat generated by this engine at the higher power levels required to haul these rigs around causes much more expansion and movement of the exhaust manifold relative to the block. The manifold expands, and either cracks, or warps, and...
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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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How much voltage go in to fuel pump, 4 cyl ? 1988 GMC S15
Hi there - virtually all automotive and light truck electrical systems run on 12 volt components these days. Your fuel pump will be 12 volts as well. Perhaps the question you are asking is how many amps the fuel pump...
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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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