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Pass key fault light continually blinks
A few different parts can cause this problem. The ignition switch or key cylinder are most likely. Another possible cause is the security module. In any of these cases, hot wiring the car is not recommended as it can cause...
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Car turns off after driving 20 miles
Hello there, a few different parts can cause the vehicle to stall out and die like you have described. The most likely are the fuel pumps, an intermittent wiring issue, a bad battery cable, a faulty EGR, vacuum leak or...
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Where are the 2 starter safety switches on 1995 Chevy Caprice?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your car should just have one neutral safety switch that prevents the car from being started when the transmission is not in park. This switch is located down on the left hand (driver's side) of...
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Pass key fault is on
The keys on these vehicles have a computer chip inside them that is programmed to the vehicle. It is possible that the vehicle may have been attempted to start with a key that is not programmed to the car, therefore...
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Engine modification
Sounds like a nice build. Assuming you used the 305 crank, the engine will still be called a 5.0 or 305, since that is the cubic inch displacement of the engine.
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Q: Car does not start after overheating
Hello. It sounds like you have a blown head gasket which has now caused antifreeze to leak into the engine block. If this happens the engine cannot compress water. This will prevent the car from turning over and starting properly....
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Rransmission slipping causing check engine light to come on hard shifting when warm only first gear is harsh
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing some mild to serious transmission issues. If the Check Engine Light is on I would recommend retrieving the trouble codes, as they will likely shed some...
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Car is cranking but not firing up to start
It sounds like the starter is failing. Its drawing too many amps from the battery causing the battery cables to get hot and melt. I recommend having a qualified technician such as one from YourMechanic to perform a starter test...
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What does it mean when my headlights won't come on?
Headlights are relatively simple circuits. You will want to check all components from the switch to the bulb. To perform these tests, you will need to have a voltmeter and understand how to use it. You will test for available...
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How long does it take for a person to put a distributor in a Chevy Caprice 4.3
Hi there. It's very difficult to estimate repair time without seeing the vehicle or how many ancillary components need to be removed in order to replace a damaged component. A distributor specifically can be time consuming to remove and correctly...
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Rebuilt 350 engine rebuilt Quadrajet carburetor with new computer. Nothing will connect to the computer, which is effecting my transmission.
Hi there. Check the wiring to the carburetor and see if the choke is coming on or staying off. The computer controlled carburetors are designed to meter the choke and fuel jets. If the wiring to the carburetor has power...
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Car cut off while on highway. It turns over but won't start - 1996 Chevrolet Caprice
If the car is cranking and attempting to start, then your issue is with the fuel, air, or spark. You will want to start by spraying starter fluid in the air intake and see if it starts, or at least...
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Oil leak coming from behind intake and transmission.
You could have a couple causes of the oil leak at back of intake manifold. This engine oil pressure sending unit is the most common leak in this area of the engine. Replace oil pressure sender if leaking. The best...
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Too long of a crank to start car
It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system...
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What do it mean when your car stalls out when you sit still then try to move ?
Anytime you have mix matched computers and engines you will run into different issues that may not be able to be fixed. This problem sounds like the ignition timing is not advanced enough. Try to get the timing adjusted more...
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While driving my car will shut off if you start it again it will act like it's flooded for about 10 minutes then will start?
You should get the fuel pressure checked and the computer scanned. If running too rich then your fuel pressure may be too high or you have a leaking injector. A computer test will tell you if you have a sensor...
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reasons it would start to be hard to steer?
There are a few different reasons that a power steering system will lose function. The most common causes are that the drive belt is slipping, the pump is going out, there is a leak in the system that is allowing...
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Q: the car dies when put in gear
Hello, thank you for writing in. Unfortunately this is one of the situations where the possible causes can be with a lot of different components. You may want to do some further testing on the intake air temperature sensor. There...
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Car skipping
I am making the assumption that the skip you are referring to is a misfire that you are describing. There are several factors that can cause an engine misfire. A defective distributor cap/rotor, bad spark plug, bad plug wire, internal...
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Smoking comes from exhaust under hood.
If you used any sprays while working on the spark plugs the smoke may be from the product heating up and burning off of the exhaust manifolds. Exhaust manifold gaskets will also smoke for some time when newly installed on...

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