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Starting Issues in High Humidity
Hi there: Sometimes chasing symptoms by the cheapest fix is counter productive - especially in regards to finding an electrical gremlin like the starting issue with your Caprice. In most cases, problems starting a vehicle in high humidity climates are...
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Headlights don't shine light on outer sides
From the sounds of things, the screw that adjusts the right-to-left movement of the headlights may be seized and of become stuck. If it does not easily loosen, than do not force it, as it can damage the bolt and...
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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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Steering wheel replaced, but it's not centered
The alignment of the steering wheel depends on quite a few things. Possible causes for the steering wheel being off center are the alignment, or the steering shaft itself.The steering wheel may be centered onto the shaft properly, but if...
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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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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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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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High temperature and issue turning over
Hi, thanks for writing in. Running hot can cause a hard start issue until the vehicle has cooled for a while. While it has been a while, in the past I worked on that generation of Caprice police vehicles. A...
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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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Why is my car keep starting & cutting off
Your vehicle has something called a neutral safety switch that will prevent the vehicle from starting when it is in any gear position other than park or neutral. Occasionally, this switch can malfunction causing the car to stall as soon...
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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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A/C is not working properly - 1981 Chevrolet Caprice
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Get a pressure tester and check to see if there is any refrigerant in the system. If there is no refrigerant, then you will need to fill it up and check for leaks by...
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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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Running lights don't work but brake light reverse and hazard work
You will need to first check the tail lamps fuse in the fuse box is not blown and is getting power all the time on both sides of the fuse and the connections are tight on the fuse. If you...
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Vibration and dying at red light
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two separate issues. You may have worn out brake rotors which may be causing the vibration when you use the brakes. As you may know, when you press on your brake pedal,...
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Wont crank
If you tap the starter with a rubber mallet and then the starter works momentarily, the starter is probably defective and/or the electrical connections are loose. Confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the...
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My speedometer miles stop moving and stayed at 34999.
This is likely a problem with the instrument gauge cluster meaning the gauge cluster itself may be bad or the transmission speed sensor may be faulty. The speed sensor reads the rotational speed of the reluctor wheel, located within the...

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