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Car backfires
Engine backfiring usually indicates flooding from the carburetor on older cars. Sometimes the needle and seat in the carburetor stick and cause it to flood fuel into the engine. I would recommend having a technician from YourMechanic come out and...
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Float valve stuck
Hello. If the engine is running rich or flooding from too much fuel then the flaot may be stuck open. If it is not closing then it will barely run, if at all. It this started right after this carburetor...
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Car only drives about 15 miles before engine quits
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air. Older, carbureted vehicles are not my area of expertise. However, if you got the vehicle to run by spraying carburetor cleaner into the carburetor, I can tell you...
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Dashboard lights out and something draining new battery
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. Checking for parasitic draw on a battery can be done by inserting an ammeter in series with the negative battery cable, then removing the fuses one by one...
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The fluid in the power steering pump is overheating.
Hi there. There is a blockage in the system causing the pump to purge and build up to max pressure. Check the hoses and see if there is any issues with fluid flow. If the steering is easy to move...
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Does a 64 belair v6 230cl engine have a pushrod inside to activate the fuel pump? Dont see it in mine only see the cam really clos
Hi there. Although most mechanical fuel pumps work off a push rod driven system, not all of them do. There are two different systems, one that is push rod driven (which typically has a short activation rod where the push...

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