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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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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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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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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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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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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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tensioner problem
Hello there. The only thing that comes to mind is that either the tensioner, belt or the pulley's are either not properly aligned, or in the case of the pulley's; not properly lubricated. It's also possible that the pulley is...
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I have a 1989 caprice it go into heard easy and it chatch but when i hit the gas its not catching
What you are describing is often a sign of low transmission fluid or a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer...

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