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Radiator hose leaking at engine.
Hello, it is possible there is some corrosion on the pipe where the hose connects to the motor. I would have that cleaned by a qualified technician and remove the stock pipe clamps and put on a screw on type...
Oil leak in car
Older cars seem to leak more oil the older they get. Due to wear in the engine more pressure builds up in the crankcase causing seals and gaskets to blow out. Even if you replaced the leaking gasket or seal,...
Squealing noise during acceleration
Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 1981 Chevrolet El Camino. A few common faults could cause this type of squealing. The most likely would be a fan clutch, V-belt, alternator, or a water pump. Your best bet in...
Charning issues, new battery and alternator
Hello there. There are a few potential causes for why the car would have charging faults even after the alternator is replaced. The most common would be the battery cable, shorted harness, battery, or a failed alternator. The first thing...
Car shuts off as soon as the starter stops
Hello there, thanks for writing in about your 1997 Chevrolet El Camino. Although you already replaced your ignition switch, many different faults can cause a no start condition. Some of the more likely faults would include a fuel pump, battery,...
Car stalls at steady higher speeds
Hello there, a few common faults would cause your 1971 Chevrolet El Camino to stall out like this. The most common would be the carburetor, battery, alternator or the fuel pump. I recommend having a qualified technician, such as one...
Difficulty shifting to higher gears
Hello there. Thanks for writing in about your 1972 Chevrolet El Camino. A few different faults could cause the vehicle to have shifting and acceleration problems. The most common would be the transmission linkage, low fluid level, torque converter, or...
Car shorted out
Your car does not have fuses for the main circuits. There are fusible links down by the starter motor. Two or three smaller wires bolt on to the staters positive bolt. The fusible links are within a few inches. You...

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