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My truck won't start and I've already replaced the starter and wiring is correct. 1979 Chevy C10
Hello - your starter problem may be in the ignition switch, or "trigger" side of the wiring. When you turn the ignition switch to the "start" position, is there 12 volts on the "trigger" terminal of the starter solenoid? If...
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Transmission pan leak
Hello. If the gasket and sealant were applied and allowed to cure properly then you should not need to shift the pan in any sort of way. If the gasket is leaking then re torquing the bolts may repair the...
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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...
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Crankshaft pulley trows out the band and a plastic in between two pullies is chipped and Brocken I don't know what's the part name
From your description, I believe you are referring to the harmonic balancer. There is a steel center hub and an outer ring that is separated by a strip of rubber. Some models will have the pulleys and balancer made as...
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Lose power going up hills, slows down and stops also extremely poor gas mileage
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a failing or clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When this is clogged, this causes...
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Engine wont reach operating temperature
The first thing to check is to see if the cooling fan clutch is working properly. Start the engine when it is cold and rev the engine up to 1500 rpm and listen to the cooling fan to see if...
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Hello I have a 1978 Chevy four-wheel-drive. I completely tore it down and restored it and put everything back together, but the dash lights are not working properly.
Hi there. It seems that the dashboard lights are grounded to the turn signal switch circuit. This will make your dash light come on when they are not to come on. For the indicator light staying on issue is the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...

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