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1989 Toyota Land Cruiser hard right turn feels like it's losing pressure only when gas reads under 1/4 tank
Hi there. The issue seems to be that the fuel level indicator sending unit is not working properly. When your fuel gauge is reading at a 1/4 tank, it maybe at 1/8 or 1/16 of a tank causing the fuel...
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no signigicant power in take off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The automatic transmission starts in first gear always. Considering the age of the vehicle, there are a large number of components that can be contributing to your symptoms. Start with the simplest fixes. When...
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Piston return springs make noise
Without knowing what piston return spring you are talking about it will be hard to come up with a diagnosis for you. If you are talking about the rear brake return spring then you may have to have the rear...
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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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My car died while on the freeway and I lost all power to my headlights, taillights, blinkers, power steering, windows and door loc
Hi there. Power to operate your vehicle during operation is supplied by the alternator. If you lost power to all systems, it will be caused by either the alternator failing, or an electrical relay or connection being damaged. Circuit tests...
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Turn signals don't work right when I have headlights on but when there off everything works right
If the turn signals and headlights are both activated by the same column-mounted "combination switch" a possibility is there an internal fault with that switch. If the two circuits are not working off the same "combination switch", there is some...
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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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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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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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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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Q: 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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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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Rough idle after fuel injector swap
Hi Mason. Thanks for sending your question today. Most of the time, when this occurs, it's due to either the replacement injector not being correctly installed or perhaps a secondary or other injector was faulty as well - but not...
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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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Need a price for a wiring harness replacement on an '89 dodge ram d250 Cummins turbo
The wiring harness is not available on this vehicle and will need to be repaired. You will need to get the problem diagnosed first by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic. Usually this will be on a time and material...
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my 1989 corvette anti lock light comes on the car will start then dies
Hi Kristine. Thanks for reaching out to us today. If you're referring to the anti-lock brake light on your Corvette, this typically does not impact the operation of the engine or would cause it to start then shut off. However,...
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security light blinking
The immobilizer may be preventing the engine from starting. If the security warning light is on constantly while you are trying to start the car, please refer to YourMechanic's immobilizer tutorial - suggestions for disabling. If you cannot disable the...
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I have a 89 Ranger and im getting gas in the vacuum line to the break booster which is eating thru the rubber
You should check the fuel injection pressure regulator for leaking fuel through the top vacuum port and if it is then replace it. Also replace the brake booster check valve on the brake booster. This should be the cause of...
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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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