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My 1989 pontiac firebird has not been staying turned on once i crank it up, i changed my battery, fuel filter, and fuel pump
Hi there. When a car will start but shortly die afterwards, it is typically due to a a fuel system component; ranging from a mass air flow sensor, fuel pump relay or simply fuel injectors or the throttle body that...
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Wheres the 89 grand marquis fuse box location?
There is a fuse box below and to the left side of the steering column. That fuse box is covered by an access door that is part of the dash. In addition, there is a fuse box in the engine...
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Ignition stuck in run position
To resolve a problem like that the ignition switch assembly will have to be inspected and likely removed and repaired or replaced. If the ignition switch (the electrical component) is implicated, too, that will require some column disassembly. Note that...
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My 1989 Ford Mustang 5.0 is grinding after being started . I also have to mess with the key to get my radio & wiper blades to work
The electrical element in your ignition switch is probably failing. In many cases, that part of the switch can be replaced without replacing the lock, so you don't have to mess with new keys. If you continue to hear grinding...
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What would make my 1989 mercedes 260E creek while driving and steering
Hi there. Older vehicles tend to creek and make this type of sound due to multiple issues. In most cases, it's due to steering stabilizer bushings, strut mounts and other steering system components that are simply aged, or not properly...
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Jeep dies while driving
It could be an electrical issue and obviously could include components such as the ignition switch, body grounds (for ignition), and/or any of the relays, fuses and terminals on the primary side of the ignition circuit. You can use the...
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89 S10 injector not functioning. ECM is good
It is possible that one of the parts that the previous owner installed was either installed incorrectly or has gone bad since it was replaced. I would recommend reaching out to the previous owner to get service records for it...
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I have a 1989 Mercury Tracer 2 door hatchback and yesterday my car overheated and now wont start battery is new no electricity​
If the starter motor is not even cranking the engine, among the first possibilities is excessive voltage drop in the starter circuit due to poor electrical connections, or a dead starter/solenoid. With a battery in good condition and the immobilizer...
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Hello I have a 1989 Lincoln town car. My thermostat gauge goes up and down when i push the signal light switch when I roll the win
Hi there. What you are describing appears to be an electrical problem - perhaps caused by an exposed electrical wire, faulty switch or other electrical short. It would be a good idea to have a professional mechanic complete an electrical...
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The a/c cycles between vent, then defrost, then floor, then back to vent in my 1989 ford f150 v8 5.0
I am not sure that these two issues are related. The radiator leak is most likely a separate issue from the air flow issue. Since the radiator has been fixed I will address the air flow issue. It is likely...
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when I have to start the car with the engine cold it doesn't warm up and I have to accelerate it myself for it to warm up
Hi Christopher. When the car will not idle on it's own upon start-up, it's typically due to a problem with the idle control valve on a fuel injected system. The Idle Control Valve is designed to control and maintain a...
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Buick Riviera 1989 stuck in P
There is a specific override procedure outlined in your Owner's Manual. I will describe the likely procedure for your model but if it doesn't work, note that to get the vehicle into neutral as a last resort, you can always...
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Ignition turns over but stalls after idle or idles fine but stalls when put in drive.
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning on...
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Can I switch a transmission out of a Dakota into a Durango
Hi...the transmissions on the two vehicles are not interchangeable at all. If you are looking for a transmission for your Durango, simply go to Car-Part.com and you will find an exact match. I looked and I see many listed. Transmission...
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Oil gauge is on N or O and not midline.
It sounds like you may have low oil pressure or possibly a bad oil pressure switch. Either the motor is in fact low on oil, the oil pump could be failing or not pumping oil sufficiently or the oil pressure...
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I'd prefer using Crown Exhaust Manifold J8122442 & J8121274 parts, rather than Dorman but wanted to confirm those parts work ok?
The Crown part numbers that you are referring to are only cataloged for the Jeep CJ (1974-1981) with the 5.0L 304 engine and the Jeep SJ & J-Series (1972-1979) with the 5.0L 304 engine. Unless Crown technical support has told...
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Overheating
Despite not having water in the oil, you may still have the beginnings of a blown cylinder head gasket. A blown head gasket may cause a number of different symptoms. Coolant in the engine oil, an engine misfire or oil...
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I have a corroded circuit board in my engine compartment. Tried to google it but cannot identify.
Looking at the wiring diagram, it "might" be a component related to the Electronic Vacuum Regulator Valve (EVRV). If not, there a limited number of possibilities inasmuch as your car pre-dates OBD-II. If you want the board conclusively identified and...
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My 89 ford ranger runs everything works but it will shut off and will not start again for day or two. Everyone says eec power rela
The problem sounds like the fuel pump or fuel pump relay is bad. If you turn on the key and the check engine light is on then the EEC relay is good. You should hear the fuel pump in the...
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My 1989 Cadillac has a weird smell after running for a while not sure if it's a fuel smell or coolant need to know what to do help
It is very likely that you have a fluid leak that is burning on the hot exhaust. I would recommend having an oil/fluid leak inspection performed to determine the exact cause of this issue. Consider Your Mechanic as this can...

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