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replaced engine with a new crate motor and it wont start. can you list the things for me to check
First thing is to remove and inspect the cap and rotor for the spark grounding through the rotor button. Using a test light, hook the lead to a ground, and test with the key on if the coil has power...
Interior lights turn off. 1986 Chevy K10
Hello. Typically this is caused by a short in the combination switch. These circuits run through there and the fuse box so it may also have a short in the fuse box. I usually do a complete test with a...
Won't shift out of first unless you let go of gas but it will shift back down and never grab second
If you have all the drive shafts in the front and rear, then you will damage the transfer case or one of the axles if you drive the vehicle and engage the front end. The two different gear ratios will...
Gear for power fuel. 1979 Chevy K10
Hello. Thanks for writing in about your 1979 Chevy K10. The best gear set to get for the best power and mileage would be 4.56 gears. That would be the best for this size tire. Just be sure to go...
Stalling headlights blower on. 1986 Chevrolet K10
Hello. I know you have replaced quite a bit of parts, but most of the time, this is caused by either the positive battery cable failing, or (more commonly) the fuse box. The fuse box is the most common point...
Original speakers or not, 1984 Chevrolet K10
Hello. This truck would have had rear speakers if it had the upper level trim when it was purchased. The original stereo would have had speakers in the rear and in the doors. They may also have been added if...
Car battery is draining - 1984 Chevrolet K10
Hello. On your vehicle, it is important to check all of the circuits to make sure that nothing is staying on. If everything appears to be turned off, then most of the time it is caused by an ignition switch...
I have a minor oil leak, Unsure of the cause
Hello. Without seeing the truck, it may be tough to tell. However, judging by the location of drops of oil it sounds like you may have a valve cover gasket leak which is a relatively easy and cheap fix. I...
My gearbox is stock. Now hard to turn when not in motion and groans when I try to turn it. Help???
It is possible that the noise you are hearing could be related to the power steering pump rather than the gearbox. This can oftentimes happen when a power steering fluid leak exists. I would recommend having the you steering symptoms...
Truck doesn't start
It is possible that your battery could have failed. I would recommend having a no start inspection performed by a qualifed professional to determine if the battery is performing as it should be. During this process I would also recommend...
tranny swap
Yes, this is in fact a common conversion that many people have about these trucks. In terms of the kind of transmission that may bolt up to your application (305 cubic inch Chevy), a Turbo H350 or Turbo H400 or...

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