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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Engine misfiring p0300 code
Hello there, many faults will cause a random misfire in your 2004 Chevrolet Classic. Replacing the spark plugs is the first step so it's great you have taken care of that already. A few other faults will cause cause a...
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Transmission shifted very hard one night and has not done it again
Check the level of the transmission fluid. If the fluid and filter have never been changed that would be wise to do as preventive maintenance. Transmission fluid filters can get plugged and clean fluid will promote efficient and long lived...
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replacing broken chain guide top bolt has 10mm hex plug that willnot accept the tool. any idea?
Hello. If the timing chain bolt does not accept your 10mm tool the first thing I would do is try a different one. A different tool, even if it is of the same size, may have different clearances, perhaps enough...
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Where is the location of the fixed chain guide on a 2.2 Ecotec?
The location of the fixed timing chain guides are inside the front timing cover on the right side of the crankshaft and is about 12 inches long. The second fixed chain guide is under the valve cover and goes between...
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the bolt size at the top fixed chain guide 2.2 ecotec
Hello. The timing chain guide bolts on this engine are an M6 x 1.00 30mm. You will need to remove the rest of the broken bolt from the engine prior to replacing these. The replacements are available over the internet...
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Chain guide lost the top-fixed guide bolt
Assuming you are referring to the timing chain guide, this may not have necessarily ruined the motor. However, you will have a mess on your hands to clean up. If the bolt has been lost somewhere inside the motor, hopefully,...
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What size bolt should I use?
Hi - From your description, I'm not sure which bolt you are referring to, but you can measure both bolt diameter and pitch to determine the answer to your question. The pitch can be measured with a thread pitch gauge...
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The bolt that anchors the top of the fixed chain guide on a 2.2 echotec
Hi there. If you are implying that you are in need of a bolt and want to know the size of the top bolt to the fixed timing chain guide, then you will want to measure the thread pitch and...
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My car window was broken out and needs replacing how much is this service? 2005 Chevrolet Classic
Hi - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Check with a reputable paint and body shop in your area for this repair. Thanks for thinking of YourMechanic.com!
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The bolt on the chain guide is loose.
If the bolt is loose and is able to work it's way out and there is room for the fall, then yes it may fall into the oil pan. If the engine is running when the bolt decides to fall,...
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Fixed Timing Chain Guide Bolt Threads Stripped
If the bolt threads are stripped and the hole is enlarged for the timing chain guide bolts then you will need to install a thread repair insert. You will have to follow the thread repair kits instructions by drilling out...
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back right turn signal and brake light don't work
It is very possible that the connector for the bulb has failed. If the lense for the tail light has any cracks that will allow moisture to enter, this could have caused a failed tail light connector as well as...
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My car starts and then dies after a few seconds. It wont rev either when i press on the gas. What could the problem be?
Hi Litisha. Thanks for contacting us today. Usually this type of symptom is caused by a faulty fuel pump, fuel pump relay or a mass air flow sensor that is damaged. It's also common for a dirty fuel filter or...
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Engine knock at startup
Hello there. In most cases, an engine knocking sound at start up is caused by hardware inside the cylinder head of the motor that is loose or is not properly lubricated. As the engine starts, and oil is circulated to...
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My turn signals work sometimes and don't work rest of time in my 04 Chevy classic?
Hi there. In many cases when an electrical component works inconsistently (especially in cold weather) it is due to a malfunction of the switch that powers the component. The best way to know for certain however, is to have a...

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