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1989 Chevy Celebrity dies, is it the fuel shut off switch?
First of all, I don't see that your vehicle is equipped with an inertia switch. Secondly, even if it were, it would not cause the problem you are having. A tripped inertia switch would prevent power from getting the fuel...
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When I hit the ignition my gauges jump but the truck will not turn over and when I hit the brakes the head lights come on
Hi there. Trying to diagnose complex electrical issues like you've described can be very difficult. It could be a simple ground wire that is not correctly secured, or the main replay or ignition relay is damaged. The best solution to...
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Car won't start?
It is possible that your fuse box may be causing this issue. Most vehicles are set up where the power wire goes from the battery to the fuse box then from the fuse box to the alternator. I would recommend...
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Toyota starts then shuts off when cold
Your truck has two devices to assist cold starts. The cold start valve is an extra injector that sprays fuel into the in take for about a second when you are cranking the engine below about 45 degrees. The other...
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Car starts and runs but dies after 4-10 minutes, will not restart...leave overnight, same all over again.
Your car uses the old Bosch KE injection system. It is a mechanical, electronic combination system that has the unique ability to run (though not very well) with the electronics not working at all, You might find that the section...
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Starting
Hi there. We typically do not offer repair or maintenance on aftermarket part upgrades or modifications. However, in this case, it is very likely that your issue is caused by a restriction of fuel inside the fuel lines when it...
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My car is running a bit rough after jumping it off what can I do to fix it? 1998 Pontiac Bonneville
Hello - your symptoms suggest multiple possible problems from higher-mileage classic like your Bonneville. It's possible that your engine has "jumped time", meaning that the timing gears and chain are sufficiently worn that the the timing chain jumped a tooth...
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No power to cassette and dash time
Hi there. When you have a car that is nearly 30 years old, electrical problems like this are likely. On older cars like this Honda Accord, the radio is attached to an accessory switch and powered by one of the...
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Idle and acceleration problem
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and...
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Chevy Silverado
Hi There, This may be caused by a few different possibilities such as a faulty connection to the fuel injectors, a faulty crank position sensor or even a bad ignition module. If the ignition module is not working properly, it...
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The fuel injectors are not delivering fuel.
The actual fuel pressure must be checked. You can have the fuel pump relay turn on and hear the fuel pump run without having the proper fuel pressure. If fuel pressure is too low, or the filter is clogged then...
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Engine stalls in gear at stop light
This can happen for a few different reasons and is usually related to things like the idle control valve or the MAP sensor. I would suggest checking the MAP sensor as this would seem to have more impact on this...
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Will my rims on my 1991 Toyota Corolla fit on my 1989 Honda Accord
Hi there - no, your Honda rims (OEM at least) will not fit on your Toyota Corolla. Even though the bolt pattern is the same, the center bore on your Toyota rims is 54.1mm, but your Honda center bore is...
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Jerking apon acceleration
Further diagnosis as to why the check engine light is on should be done. A repeat code for the knock sensor may be caused by a wiring issue or even due to a faulty pcm (power control module). Odds are...
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1989 buick reatta. Windshield washer pump not working. Is it the switch or the pump?
Unfortunately, without being there to inspect your vehicle, it's impossible for us to tell you which item is faulty. The truth is that it could be either or even both that are damaged based on the information you've provided us....
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Transmission fluid filter.
There should have been a transmission filter visible after removing the pan. The filter does not look like the conventional type of transmission filter, there is a filter screen bolted to the transmission. The old screen can be removed and...
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My truck is getting no spark
Hi there. If you are not getting ignition spark at all, the problem is typically going to be caused by a malfunctioning ignition coil or distributor. Depending on how severe the backfire might have been, it is possible that it...
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Own a 1989 F150, unusual rattling sounds in R and D, not in P or N, sound is back when giving it gas but goes away when cruising
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to do is check around the vehicle, specially under the body where heat and other protective shielding may be used, the exhaust hangers holding the exhaust pipe, and under the hood....
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How to remove the radio from 1989 Dodge W250
Hello, thank you for writing in. The bracket or panel that secures the radio into the dash has 5 screws that are located around the base of the panel. There is also one more screw above the radio connecting the...
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I have a truck that won't run and is not getting gas to the engine. Fuel pump is running, have a new filter and new fuel pressure
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a clogged fuel injector or potentially a faulty injector that is fried internally. I would suggest testing them if you have access to a multi meter. Disconnect the injector from the electrical...

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