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Car won't crank when it's cold and now won't start at all
Hi there: Usually this issue is cased by low cranking amps inside the battery. If you've recently had the battery replaced, it's possible that an electrical component that makes up the charging system might be damaged or faulty. It's also...
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will not shut off
Hello. The vehicle is continuing to run because the power supply to the engine has not been cut off by the alternator. Unplugging the alternator should cut off power to the engine if it is causing the problem. If unplugging...
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My 89 Nissan will not crank, My starter is OK
Before you put a lot of time into this, you need to make sure the engine is not locked up. Get a wrench on the front of the crankshaft and turn the engine through at least two revolutions. It will...
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Sputtering/not starting when hot?
Hi there: Usually when a vehicle is sputtering and hard to start and accelerate; it's typically an indication of either a vacuum leak, air fuel ratio issues or an obstruction in the fuel flow. Believe it or not, most of...
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Car cranks but wont start when you pump gas it tries to start but wont actually start.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 to crank no start. The most common fault is the battery, and the first step in any no start diagnosis is to load test the battery to ensure...
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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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Stalling engine after engine warms up
This is a common sign of a faulty ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeated as the copper beneath them expands and contracts at a higher...
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Replaced fuel pressure regulator and fuel pump,still no power going to fuel pump
This sounds like you may not have any power going to the fuel pump relay. The relay wires should have ground on two wires, power on one wire and switched power on another wire. To activate the fuel pump your...
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I have a 1979 Chevy 454 big block will it fit in my 1989 chevy
Hi there: In regards to actual fitting issues, it should be good, as long as you use the flywheel that mounted to the original transmission. However, you're most likely going to have issues with fuel system, and electrical systems matching...
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No horn and wipers when beam lights are turned on
It sounds like you have a short in your electrical system. I would recommend starting with an [electrical systems inspection]https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/electric-problems-inspection) to determine where the cause of the issue is. There are likely some damaged wires somewhere that are causing this...
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Where does ignition usually draw its power? 89 wrangler with 94 chevy 350 and wiring. I'm not getting power to the key. 1989 Jeep Wrangler
Hello - usually power to the ignition switch, engine swap or not, comes through the fuse block. So, first thing to check is the appropriate fuse for the ignition from the Jeep Owners Manual. With the engine swap, unless you...
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Car started shaking. Cleaned carb and air filter. Now it starts, runs, dies, or starts and dies.
Hello. The stalling issues you are having may by caused by a variety of issues. Typically these symptoms can be blamed on fuel, spark, or air. Fuel and spark being the most common systems to fail. Starting with the air...
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Can't get heat to work
This may be related to a faulty blower motor or blower motor relay. The blower motor is a unit inside your vent system that blows warm air from the heater core to the vents when the heater is on or...
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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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Power steering
Hi there: In most cases, as the power steering pump goes - so does the entire system. If you're power steering is making squealing noises as you turn, that's typically an indication that the power steering belt (drive belt or...
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I have a wire that isn't connected. It's yellow and brown and it comes from under the brake booster. Where does it go?
Hello. The wiring you have found could possibly be to a few different things. One possibility is that the wiring may be to the under hood light that some of these vehicles were equipped with. I would look for a...
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Car oftentimes doesn't start, when it finally starts it doesn't stay running.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme to have a hard time starting and die after it starts. You have done great in replacing the crankshaft position sensor, fuel pump, fuel filter, and ignition module...
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The vehicle runs like a champ but it shifts hard from 1st to 2nd gear. Any advice to be appreciated
Hi there. The 1 - 2 shift accumulator spring has broken and needs replace in the transmission. To do this, drop the transmission oil pan and oil. On the back right side of the transmission on the inside you will...
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Truck wont go in gear 1989 Chevy C1500
Hello - I suspect there is still air in the hydraulic line for the clutch. If you bleed the system depending on gravity to bleed it for you, it just won't bleed properly. Pressure-bleeding it from the bottom-up is sometimes...
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what can cause high fuel consumption in a 4AGE 1.6GLI
Hi there: The black soot on your spark plugs indicates that you're most likely experiencing a inefficient combustion that is creating more particulate matter (unburned fuel). This could be caused by a vacuum leak, a bad mass air flow sensor...

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