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What would cause my 4 wheel drive not to work in my 1989 Chevrolet 2500
Hello. If the fuse is melting right when it is installed then there is a short in the electrical system for that circuit. I would need to know exactly which fuse it is to know where to start but most...
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1998 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS slow accleration when you push down the gas pedal got codePo118 uses alot of gas
Hi there. The P0118 is the OBD-II generic code is one that indicates the Engine Control Module (ECM) has seen the Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor output go more than 4.91 V or less than -40°C (-40°F). Iin most cases,...
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I have a lot of squeaking and squealing from the belt area
I would first suggest you check to see if the belt is tight with enough tension. If the tension is not tight or the new belt is too long then replace the belt and tensioner. If tension is good and...
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Dead Battery again
You may have a failing voltage regulator that could be allowing the alternator to supply too much or too little amperage to the battery resulting in the battery never maintaining a consistent charge as it is designed to. The voltage...
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Do I take off the fan to change my alternator belt?
The fan is the first thing to come off. The fan clutch is mounted on the water pump by a big nut. The nut has reverse threads, so it is loosened by turning CLOCKWISE rather than the normal counter-clockwise. You...
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Is this car worth buying?
If you just want the least cost solution, the thing to do is compare the total cost of fixing what you have versus the total cost of buying the other car and repairing it. You have to factor in to...
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Car hard to crank ignition switch is bad but will eventually start buy only idle loose power when in drive eventually crank but lw
Hello, thank you for writing in. The ignition switch, if failing, will cause the vehicle to run poorly and be difficult to start. If you know the switch is bad, start by having it replaced. If the problems continue to...
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Brake problems
Before the master cylinder is replaced, it should always be bench bled. This procedure involves filling the master cylinder with brake fluid and forcing any air out of the master cylinder by forcing the piston in with a screwdriver. If...
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Car won,t start.
You mention the car being "parked". If, by chance, the car has sat unused for "months", the gasoline in the tank is usually bad and that alone will cause a no start condition. In a scenario such as that, the...
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Intake not fitting onto the cylinder heads.
Hi there. The cylinder head design changed in 1996 to accomadate for the new EGR setup and have a different bolt pattern. Look at the bolt patterns on the intake manifold and the bolt patterns on the cylinder heads. The...
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what could cause my mercedes 560sec to smoke when it warms up but not all the time
A very common failure on your engine when it gets old is the valve stem seals. These little synthetic seals are under the valve springs and are there to prevent the lubricating oil from running down the valve stems into...
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Camaro Does Not Have Any Wiring. What Can I Do To Restore It? 1989 Chevrolet Camaro
Hi there - the answer really depends on what your final goal is for the car. Is this a recreational street restoration - rebuild, drive and enjoy? If so, the solutions from Painless Wiring are a great price/performance choice. If...
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Clutch not returning all the way.
Hi there. It is very likely that your clutch pedal simply needs to be adjusted, This tends to be the case after the clutch master and slave cylinder is replaced; as the natural gap between pressure plates expands. If you'd...
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Sputters on start and high idle. Also sputters on acceleration.
Check the spark plugs and wires as they are not working properly. The spark plugs are not burning the fuel or the fuel injectors are leaking. A leaking fuel injector or failed spark plug or wire will cause the engine...
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Truck cranks runs a few seconds and stops.
Hi there. Check the fuel filter on the vehicle and see if its plugged up. If the fuel filter is good, then check the fuel pump and see if its working and pumping fuel to the engine. If the fuel...
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Replaced fuel pump in tank. But still no gas getting to carb. Gonna check filter under bed in morn to be sure it's working
With a fully charged battery, if the pump volume and pressure at the tank outlet is normal, but pressure falls off at the delivery point (carburetor, fuel rail), there is a restriction somewhere in the line and/or in the fuel...
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Car won't start
If the starter motor is turning the engine over rapidly, at sufficient RPM, but the engine does not catch and run, that means that there is an ignition, fuel, air induction, or mechanical fault in the engine that will have...
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Cranks but 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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Car stalls after it runs for about 1 min
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve causing your engine idle to fluctuate and eventually stall. The idle air control valve is a small valve on the engine's intake system that...
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I believe a vacuum leak, maybe head gasket.
Hi there. If your vehicle tends to stall out when all of the vacuum lines are hooked up, then there is an issue either with the air coming into the engine or the combustion is not good enough to keep...

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