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89 chevy camaro starts up but wont still on when i give it gas to go
Hi Delores. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, a problem like you have described is due to a fuel delivery problem or inability to properly mix the air and fuel correctly. Some of the common causes include a...
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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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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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Vacuum line off the plug on the back of the throttle body 89 Dodge Ram 100
Your vehicle should have a vacuum diagram sticker under the hood somewhere. This should be the same sticker that says the engine size. This will normally tell you where all of the vacuum lines are located and what is connected...
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High reving of ehgine
In the majority of vehicles, engine idle speed is controlled by an idle control valve (ICV). The ICV valve can fail or a faulty or blown fuse in other electronically controlled systems can cause the IAC motor to malfunction, leading...
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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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Main seals leaking after fixing intake manifold leak the main seals did not leak before
If you are getting any pressure build up inside the crankcase as all engines do then the pressure will need to be released by a PCV system or a breather system or the pressure will push out oil at different...
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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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Diesel trucks idles fine but after driving doesnt idle
You will need to have the charging system and batteries tested to see if you have a defective battery or the charging system is not recharging them. Since you say you jump started engine tells me the batteries were dead...
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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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Overheating engine one side and knocking. Thoughts on cause?
The problem sounds like you have a blown head gasket. You can have a coolant pressure test to verify pressure loss and then remove spark plugs while pressure testing to find out what cylinder is getting coolant in it. ...
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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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