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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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Trouble installing front suspension stock springs
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1968 Chevrolet Bel Air. There are some pretty good spring compressors on the market now, made from servicing modern struts. I really like the half circle style that comes with a few...
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Car turns over from starter, but not from ignition
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1964 Chevrolet Bel Air. If the starter will turn over when jumped directly, then power is not getting to the starter. The wiring diagram I have for this vehicle is horrible, probably...
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After 7 miles, car will not shift into 2nd gear
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. There are several potential causes for your concern. The first thing to check is the governor, since it is not internal to the transmission. Governor pressure works against...
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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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Distributor
It is not the gears that is not lining up but the bottom of the distributor is not lining up with the oil pump. You will need to remove distributor and using a socket and extension go into distributor hole...

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