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Mechanic's Guide to Classic Cars
The term classic car can have many definitions. Some of the most famous classics are the Dodge Charger, Ferrari 250 GT, and Aston Martin DB4.

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Ignition starts car, but engine won't catch
Hello! I believe the problem will be within your ignition key lock cylinder. There is a passlock sensor in the ignition key lock cylinder. This sensor is known to become bad overtime. Replacing the ignition key lock cylinder will more...
After fuel pump & filter replacements, car won't start
Hello there, I'll be happy to assist you! The problem is likely within the VATS (Vehicle Anti-Theft System) of the vehicle. More specifically the issue you are having is generally caused by broken sensor inside of the ignition lock cylinder....
Car shakes at highway speeds
Hi! At your mileage the pads and rotors have of course been replaced or serviced before. It is likely due for another brake appointment. If the brakes are presenting issues it is not something that you should wait on. Waiting...
Car starts but immediately quits
If you have replaced all of those components and you're still getting issues then the problem should be in the fuse box with the body control module fuse located in it (on the driver side) or there is an open...
When brake is pressed, the car shakes
Hello! If your engine is emitting blue smoke from the exhaust the problem will probably be some form of internal engine damage or wear. More than likely it will be worn valve guides or piston rings. Both of which will...
Car stalling and dying.
Hello there. This is a common fault as vehicles age and gain higher mileage. The most common faults for this type of symptom are the MAF sensor, spark plugs, coil, fuel pump, vacuum leak, or a wiring fault. In order...
Replaced the fuel pump and still having problems starting
If your car will not start, but the fuel pump is new, then it is likely a problem with something else; perhaps the ignition, or induction system. As this type of condition is sometimes difficult to diagnose, I would recommend...
Motor blown
No. The engine in your Chevrolet is a 4 cylinder Ecotec. You'll have to find the same engine. There are two different options to look for when searching for a replacement. You have to look to see if your engine...
Car will not start
Hi, thanks for writing in. I would start with testing your battery and alternator with a multi meter. Good batteries hold a charge of 12.6 volts or higher. If the battery is low, try to jump start it. If this...
Window motor not working
If power is getting the motor but the window doesn't raise, suspect a problem with the regulator. When the window switch is pressed, power is sent to a DC motor. The motor is attached to a scissor-type device called the...
Power window not working
Hello! Commonly when a window stops working it is the window regulator causing the troubles. I suggest having a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, check the window regulator and window switch to determine why your window is not...

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