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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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Backfiring is often caused by a too lean or too rich air-to-fuel ratio although a few other causes are discussed below. A backfire in the intake manifold is caused by a ratio that is too lean (not enough fuel). A...
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Recently replaced fuel pump fuel pump still would not start until I jumped out relay fuel pump started after that I can hear it ho
Hi there. If you replace a fuel pump, hear it running but are not getting fuel to the engine, there could be several possible sources. The fuel pump is the first component in the fuel system that will pick up...
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Car hit full speed then died
Fuse number 20 only gets power in start position of the ignition switch. Check fuse 11 and 13 to see if okay and have power. The check injector to see if have power on one wire with ignition switch on....
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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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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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I have a box chevy brougham 87 it was running great last week but just today it started running slow n now it wont go over 20 mile
The burning odor could be due to an oil leak. Typically, if oil leaks, say from a valve cover, and ends up on a hot engine part (the exhaust manifold being the worst), you will detect a burning odor. Failure...
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in 1992 did the cam have a drive for a macanical fuel pump
Hi there. Unfortunately, we're not able to help you with this question. Our site offers basic mechanical repairs and maintenance tips for services we offer our customers. Your best bet to get this information is to purchase a service and...
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My 1991 chevy caprice starts and moves but as soon as I go to stop to make a turn or sumn it cuts off
This sort of problem is diagnosed in an idle shut down diagnostic. Apart from a possible transmission issue, what you are describing is, at root, due to either an interruption in the proper air fuel delivery or an electrical issue...
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I have air shocks on the rear of my vehicle. It doesn't hold the air but for a few hours, can that be fixed and for how much?
Hi there. It really depends on what the actual issue is with your Chevrolet Caprice as to whether it can be fixed or you'll need to replace the air shocks. If the compressor has a leak (which is very common),...
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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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Just changed the water pump in my 92 chevy caprice and now it overheats
Hi there. In some cases, an overheating issue can be caused after installing a new water pump if there is an obstruction inside the cooling system (like debris or engine sludge), air bubbles in the cooling lines or if 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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1990 Chevy caprice rough idling and whistle song coming from the engine
This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor as the vehicle responds adversely to a load put on the motor (i.e. putting it in gear, making turns (which makes use of the power steering pressure switch) turning 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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