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Brakes catch while driving
The drums should be inspected to see if they are actually round. Another possibility is a high spot on one of the brake shoes. The mechanic who adjusts the valves (ref: your earlier question) can pinpoint the issue for you...
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Won't start
Hi there. I'm assuming this is a Quadrajet 4-barrel carburetor. Chances are, when the vehicle was parked, the carburetor was not run dry. This means the carburetor may need to be rebuilt or replaced. The float needle is probably stuck...
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where is the thermostat
Your thermostat is located in the front of the engine right next to the distributor just above the water pump. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to -diagnose and replace your thermostat.
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Where is the fuel filter located ?
The fuel filter on this vehicle is located on the inside of the frame under a protective cover in the left rear of the vehicle just in front of the rear axle shock mounting location on the frame.
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Vehicle hard to start
There can be quite a few reasons why you are experiencing a hard start condition in your Honda Civic. This can range from a weak fuel pump, dirty idle air control valve, a failing fuel pressure regulator or perhaps it...
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trouble starting
Hi. Well it sounds like you may have a bad fuel pump. The age of the car would bring me to this conclusion. They will typically last around 150,000 to 250,000 miles, but sometimes less. First, I would have a...
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Reving
You will need to check the engine intake for vacuum leaks and if not then replace the sticking idle control valve and then relearn the idle by disconnecting the battery and then reconnect after 10 minutes. Start and hold at...
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Rear brakes locking up.
If the ABS light is on, there will be diagnostic codes to access. Those codes will provide enough clues to dig into this. I would first obtain those codes simply because they will give a direct indication of what components...
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Oil leaking
Hi there. The engine, transmission, and power steering system all use an oil type fluid and the systems are prone to leaks, especially in the case of poor maintenance. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified...
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No start condition
Hello. If your issues began after you removed the turbo lines then the first thing I would do is go back and make sure that all of the hoses and lines were reinstalled correctly. Any sort of boost or vacuum...
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My truck will crank but won't start.
Hi there: Anytime you complete wholesale changes as you have on your Chevrolet C1500, it's more than likely that you'll experience electrical glitches which will cause the issues you're experiencing. It's possible that a ground wire or other electrical sensor...
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My heater is not working
Hello. As you know, there are two main components to the heater in your vehicle. One is the heater core which uses the warm coolant passing through the motor (and the heater core), and the other is the blower motor...
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My engine is misfiring.
Hi there. Check the injectors on the throttle body and see if they have a metered spray. If the injectors are spraying correctly, then there is a vacuum leak on the engine and is only effective when under a load...
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Ignition switch problem
A faulty ignition switch is the most common cause of the problem you are having, but it is not necessarily always the cause; for instance, you could have an issue with your ignition lock cylinder, or linkage. I recommend that...
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Engine swap
The question would need to be more specific. When changing out a motor with a used motor is hard enough to get the same year engine to work correct. You want to change out to use a more modern motor...
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Engine oil leak
Hello! There are several seals that are likely leaking on a vehicle of that particular age, such as the valve cover gasket, tube seals, distributor seal, crank seal, or camshaft seal. The leaking of one seal will commonly drain down...
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Engine not getting any spark
Hey there. This is a common issue. I would need to know what repairs were performed originally to fully answer this question. There are quite a few things that would cause a no spark condition. If the car is in...
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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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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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