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Ignition electrical problem no constant battery powering truck.
Hi there. Check the power wire to the ignition coil on the engine. If there is no power to the coil, then there is a break in the wiring from the coil to the ignition switch. If there is power...
My iginition cuts the fire to the plugs when the temp hits 190 degess.
Hi there. It really depends on what type of work was done on the engine that would cause this type of issue. If you had an aftermarket ignition system or distributor installed, it's quite possible that this is the source...
The oil gage flutters at idle,1982 c10 chevy pick up.
It sounds like you may have a faulty oil pressure gauge or potentially an oil pressure switch that may be starting to fail. If the engine is in fact low on oil, you may notice the temperature gauge reading above...
clutch is not getting enough separation
Hi there. What you are describing sounds as if the clutch slave cylinder is faulty, or you've got a different internal clutch system component that is not engaging as it should. Either way, you should remove the transmission to have...
Engine red up but no acceleration
Hi there. What you are describing is an indication typically of a damaged torque converter or interior transmission problems. In some cases,this issue can be resolved by flushing the transmission fluid and changing the filter, while other times this will...
Q: Engine swap
Hi there. Thanks for writing in today. Ask any professional custom hot rodder and they'll tell you that anything can fit - with fabrication. However, unfortunately, we typically focus on providing OEM repairs and maintenance tips on YourMechanic.com, so this...
I have a 1980 c10 it's starts up with starting fluid or when I am pumping on the gas, but it will randomly have a rough idle and w
I would recommend having all of the vaccum lines checked first since those are a much less expensive repair than carburator issues. If any vaccum lines are old, brittle, cracked, or broken, I would recommend having them replaced. If this...
brake lights not working already replaced switch
Hi Melissa. Thanks for contacting us today. If the previous brake switch was frequently blowing the fuse, but the new one isn't, then it's possible that the electrical relay is the root problem. Sometimes a damaged switch will keep the...
I want to change from automatic to standard transmission on my 84' chevy c10.
Hi there. Unfortunately this is not a service one of our mobile mechanics could offer, so we're not able to offer a quote or estimate. In regards to whether or not it can be done, the answer is "maybe". If...
Low idle in gear way to low, why?
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I have a 1980 Chevy Silverado.it is not getting gas to the visible fuel filter before the carb
Hi There, If you just installed a new mechanical fuel pump, your problem may be related to not having enough vacuum to pull the fuel through the lines. Disconnect the line going from the tank to the pump and apply...
250. In linw six,press on gas,doest do anything but sputter.hold down for about 30 seconds,then starts to come to life
The cause could be anything from a faulty accelerator pump plunger in the carburetor to an ignition timing advance fault. The fastest way to diagnose this is to scope the secondary firing patterns of each cylinder. That will help distinguish...
1986 remanufacture engine, low oil pressure, temperature go high 250 and start a knocking noise
Hi there. It's quite possible that you have a cooling system failure, ranging from a radiator thermostat that is not working correctly, to a water pump or heater core that is clogged with excessive debris or sludge. The best advice...
I just bought a disc brake, should I leave the race it came with or should i replace it with the new one it came on my bearing
There should be an inner race and an outer race. The outer race should be the one that came inside the rotor. The inner race should be installed after and on top of the bearing and is the one that...
Should I leave the same inner and outer race that came on my new rotors and not replacing it with the new ones that came with my n
If you have a new rotor with new races already installed then there is no need to change them out.
1984 Chevy c10, originally had a straight six. Now if I wanted to swap to a bigger engine, how would that effect emissions?
This is something you will need to contact your local emissions department about with your local department of motor vehicles. Emissions regulations vary by state and each state has various rules that govern the emissions requirements for vehicles.
Worn camshaft ?
Hi there. To be honest, any cam that is more than 30 years old is most likely going to show signs of significant wear and tear. In general, GM small block camshafts are fairly good in regards to maintaining their...
1970 chevy silverado cranks but will not turn over
With this ignition system you most likely have issues with the ignition coil or the ignition module. Before this you will need to check to make sure the ignition cap and rotor are not burnt and need to be replaced...
My 1977 chevy c10 is accelerating after i put it in park. And when i switch gear to drive it accelerates without me pushing on gas
The possible causes of this are a vacuum leak, a stuck throttle plate, or an improperly adjusted carburetor or throttle linkage (or binding linkage). If you desire a diagnostic, and the required repairs, please schedule service using YourMechanic's engine idle...
Truck won’t move
Normally it is a bad clutch that causes the engine to rev but not make the vehicle move on a manual transmission. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected by a qualified professional who is proficient and transmission Diagnostics to...

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