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Brake pedal won't come back up once pushed down
Do you have a Ford hydro-boost system? If so, faults in that system can cause no or poor pedal return; to resolve the issue with a hydro-boost type system, please refer to the detailed diagnostic decision tree in the factory...
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Low idle RPM.
Hey Scuba. Thanks for contacting us today. Most of the time, when the idle control valve has been replaced and throttle body cleaned, a low idle is typically caused by a small vacuum leak, restriction within the fuel injectors or...
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Engine stalls when clutch is released, unable to push while in gear with clutch pedal depressed
This may suggest the transmission synchros may be wearing out. Your transmission has small gear synchronizer rings that help to move the transmission in and out of the various gears. When these begin to wear out, you may notice it...
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While driving my car will shut off if you start it again it will act like it's flooded for about 10 minutes then will start?
You should get the fuel pressure checked and the computer scanned. If running too rich then your fuel pressure may be too high or you have a leaking injector. A computer test will tell you if you have a sensor...
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Backfiring, poor mileage, and hesitation
If the engine in your car is original, at 25 years old, you might want to check compression to see what the basic mechanical condition of the engine is. Poor gas mileage can be caused by low tire pressure; faulty...
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Under load low power
What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged or damaged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...
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High idle and poor gas on my 92 Chevy s10 4.3 . How can I fix this?
Hi Dominga. Thanks for submitting your question today. There could be several mechanical problems causing the high idle and excessive fuel consumption. Usually, it is something simple - like a loose vacuum line, dirty or damaged mass air flow sensor...
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1992 S10 pickup 4.3ltr V6 misfires bad and continues to destroy distributor caps
Misfiring can be ignition or fuel related, not to mention the mechanical (engine condition) causes. If the air fuel ratio is off due to lean operation for example (vacuum leak, fuel pump failing, etc.) the engine may misfire. To distinguish...
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car doesn't turn on anymore
You would need to check to see if there is spark to the spark plugs and if you do then have to check fuel pressure to see if pump is pumping enough pressure. The engine may not have spark and...
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1992 GMC somoma 4.3 keeps burning fuel pumps as soon as they are put in
Fuel pumps rely on fuel for cooling and lubrication so be sure the tank is always kept at least one-quarter full of fuel. If there is a voltage drop on the supply circuit to the pump, that will cause high...
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Car won’t start. It had problems overheating at first. Then something popped and water came out. I don’t know what’s wrong with it
This sounds like you started off with the coolant getting low due to a leak and then it got worse when overheated and blew the head gasket causing the misfire and no starting from coolant getting inside cylinders. You will...
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How to change the oil pump on a 92 Acura vigor?
Hi Dawn. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When a camshaft breaks, it can cause significant damage not only to the cylinder head, but also bottom end deck if the head gasket was torched. If the deck is not blocked (or...
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My key is stuck in ignition starts but won't turn back into lock position to remove the key.
The problem is most likely caused by a bad shift cable end not getting it all the way to the park position to allow key to turn all the way off. Have this cable checked at the transmission shift lever...
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Horrible belt squeal when alternator has increased load.
Check to be sure all rotating elements are in the same plane. Check belt tension. If all rotating elements are in the same plane, the belt is new and properly tension, then the likely cause is a pulley that has...
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Car wont start ive changed rotor distcap plugs wires fuel pumps csps rear.
Well, You've hit on many of the common failure items except one. Your car has a large fuel pump relay that is prone to failure and is usually the first thing I look at on the old 124 body cars...
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I have a 1992 Lexus Ls400 and the transmission wont switch out of 1st gear the caer has 261k miles should i get a new transmission
You should have the computer scanned for codes that may point to the cause of the no shift out of first gear. You may just have a solenoid that is bad for one of the gears and just need to...
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Replaced upper radiator hose and now check engine light is on
The illumination of the check engine light could just be a coincidence, in terms of it happening right after the repair. Once the trouble codes are read and the problem identified, you will know for sure if it is a...
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1992 Ford Ranger 2.3 l 5 speed manual swap to 302 Ford with 5-speed manual but engines from 1981 is it do able
The swap is possible but it is impractical especially if you intend to register the vehicle for use on public roads. The alteration in weight will require suspension/alignment modifications that will have to be engineered. Even prior to doing this...
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Starting a engine without transmission installed
If the starter bolts to the transmission bell housing, that component would have to be re-installed. If the starter bolts to the engine block, then you can use the starter as is to start the engine. However, it is likely...

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