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Air conditioner not working
Hello. Since R12 and R134 have been mixed into the refrigerant system, there is a good chance that the mix of the two types of refrigerant could have caused damage. They use different kinds of oil, and can cause coagulation...
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when i press the gas why does it move slow and not catch speed
A few different problems can cause the vehicle to be unable to get into gear or gain speed. The most common would be: shifter linkage torque converter transmission failure fuel pump driveline fault A qualified technician such...
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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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Engine turns on great even turns over to gears but does not drive.
Checking the transmission fluid level would be the place to begin. It is checked with the engine running. With some paper towels or a rag in your hand, pull the A/T dipstick and see where the fluid level is compared...
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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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Car overheating and shutting off
Hi. An engine that is not able to keep itself cool is at serious risk of significant damage. There is a good chance that the head gasket has been damaged as a result of overheating and should be replaced along...
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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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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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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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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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