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Washer possibly fell down Distributor hole
If you look down the distributor hole you most likely are looking all the way into the oil pan except where the oil pump and cam gear are. I would say you will have to drain the oil out of...
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Bad crankshaft sensors - would that cause the problem of poor acceleration? 1996 Chevy K1500
Hello - yes, a failed crankshaft or camshaft position sensor can cause a "loss of power" situation. The ignition system has a limited fallback ignition timing scheme to allow the vehicle to run, albeit with little power, to get safely...
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Transmission staying in 3rd gear only and not shifting.
Hi there. The transmission could have an issue with the shift solenoids. Check the wiring harness to the transmission case and make sure that it is plugged in. 3rd gear is the only forward gear in a 4L60E transmission that...
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Can a misfire cause engine not to start?
Hi there. This sounds like it could be an internal mechanical failure. Were there any other symptoms that started prior to the no start? How long has the check engine light been on with misfire codes stored? That white smoke...
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My brakes are sticking
Hi there: It's quite possible that perhaps you have a warped brake rotor that's causing this to occur; or the wheel bearings are loose inside the hub; which can cause the rotor to 'wobble' and create an issue with the...
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Cylinders full of fuel after replacing pressure reg...
Hi there. Assuming, proper procedure was followed during the fuel pressure regulator installation, leads me to believe the new fuel pressure regulator must be at fault causing the hydrostatic lock. A visual is possible, looking into the throttle body, using...
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transmission input shaft
Hello, when you removed the pump you may have relocated clutch plates in the input housing. These plates must align with a hub assembly. What happens is that the pump puts pressure on the housing because there is no end...
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My car drives forward when it's in reverse - is this the transmission?
The linkage between the shifter and the transmission range selector may be binding or broken and not allowing a full range of movement at the transmission. The linkage connects to the transmission under the vehicle so it must be lifted...
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My 1993 GMC Sierra will barely go past 40mph
This may be a sign of a dirty or failing mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor is a unit in the intake system that monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected...
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There is a vibration in the front driver's side of the truck at 38-45 mph
Good diagnostic work! You've narrowed it to a specific speed range, not torque sensitive, and to a specific corner of the vehicle. I suspect an "out-of-round" tire that happens to be sensitive at 38-45 mph as you note. Beyond that,...
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My car is idling rough and flooding out when first starting. What could be causing this?
This may be related to a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at...
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My truck keeps giving me the cylinder #8 misfire code
Hello. A continuing misfire on #8 suggests a bad plug wire, a bad spark plug, or possibly oil leaking down onto the #8 plug, shorting it out. Also, if one plug wire is bad, replace them all. Given your mileage,...
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how to clear diesel fuel out the motor
Running the vehicle with part diesel can damage the engine so remove as much of the fuel as possible. That means that the fuel tank has to be drained as completely as possible. Obviously, when draining the fuel tank exercise...
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My truck won't start when cold or after a big rain. As soon as I changed the spark plug it started
Hello. The starting issues you are having are very likely related to your distributor cap. There may be a crack or surface damage that is allowing water and condensation collect inside the cap. You will want to take it off...
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Stalling, misfiring, and erratic idle - 1995 Chevrolet K1500
Stalling and rough idling are usually an indication that the motor is not able to adjust to varying loads. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum...
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Cylinder number 4 is misfiring black dry carbon on spark plug code P0304
Hi there. It would appear you have covered all the bases replacing components for your P0304 engine misfire. As you already know, replacing components can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. Assuming the engine is mechanically sound, good cylinder...
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Brake lights work when vechile is off. They quit when you start it
There may be a fault in the brake light switch or corrosion crossing a circuit and making the lights work backwards. This switch is usually found on the brake pedal, but a technician with access to a wiring diagram should...
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Truck turns over won't start not firing
Hi there: There are multiple potential issues that cause your Chevrolet Pick-up not to fire-up. This could be a battery related issue if the battery has low cranking amps, or a crankshaft position sensor that is messing up the ignition...
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Its backfiring mostly while driving, loss of power, fuel consumption, motor doesnt idle smooth, P0300 code, no timing codes
Hi. Before I condemning the timing chain and or the fuel injectors let's look at some simpler parts that seem not to have been changed yet. The distributor cap and rotor botton if worn or broken can cause the truck...
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Emergency brake was pushed too hard. Cable snapped at a rusty spot.
Hello there, parking brake cables will fail over time in your 1994 Chevrolet K1500. Over time the cable stretches and can break when the parking brake is applied. The parking brake cable is a safety feature and must be replaced...

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