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Hi there. Chances are the latch assembly is either faulty or the lever linkage has become detached. The door panel will need to be very carefully removed from the inside and the latch and linkage assessed. If the latch is...
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Will turn over but won't start - 1968 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
Hello. You need to see if you have power to one side of the coil and blinking power on the other side when you crank the engine. If you do and no spark comes out of the coil, then replace...
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Slow acceleration and gasping noise -1985 Chevrolet C10
Hello. There are multiple possibilities here. There could be a vacuum leak to the engine (which affects timing, mixture, etc.) all of which kick in when under a load (vs. idling). Also, check ignition timing, especially ignition advance mechanisms, for...
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Minor skip when accelerating -1985 Chevrolet C10 Pickup
Hello, thanks for writing in. This sounds like an exhaust valve was adjusted too tight after the rebuild, causing combustion to leak past the exhaust valve into the exhaust itself. For an in-person diagnosis, a certified technician from YourMechanic can...
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Where is the fuse for the water temperature gauge?
There isn't one per se. There will be a fused wire with voltage to the instrument cluster (your owners manual should indicate which fuse), but the temperature sensor is providing a variable "resistance to ground," which the temperature gauge in...
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Truck won't shift out of first gear - 1979 Chevrolet C10
Hello. There are several possibilities here: the vacuum modulator valve, the governor in the transmission, or possibly incorrect fluid level in the transmission. If you would like to have this checked, a qualified professional from YourMechanic can come to your...
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Dashboard gauges don't work
There is still a ground path problem from the engine to the instrument cluster, whether through the chassis or not. Might be worth running a new ground wire directly from the engine block to the ground connector on the instrument...
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Transmission leak and no acceleration what could be the problem?
It is possible that your transmission could be slipping due to the fluid leak. I would recommend having a transmission inspected by a qualified professional to determine the exact source of the leak. Once the leak source is determined and...
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Can I use gasket maker as sealant for my oil pan?
Using gasket maker in place of an oil pan gasket works sometimes. However, what I recommend is using a the actual cork/rubber gasket with a thin coat of The Right Stuff brand gasket sealant applied to both the engine block...
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How much oil does a 307 ot of a 1971 C10 chevy truck hold ?
Hi There, The 307 small block Chevy motor (assuming stock oil pan) holds 5 quarts of oil. If you need help changing your oil, please reach out to us here at YourMechanic as we are always here to help. ...
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How much oil does 1970 Chevy c10 350 take?
With a filter change, the crankcase capacity is 6 quarts. If the filter is not changed add 5 quarts (the filter holds 1 quart). Note that you should check the dipstick and regardless of the specification do not maintain the...

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