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Gas gauge not working.
You're correct, the problem could be with the wiring. However, the improper reading may also be due to a faulty sending unit or gauge. A technician well versed in electronic troubleshooting, such as one form YourMechanic, will be able to...
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Car won't start if I let it sit
Hello. It sounds as if you have a restricted fuel supply or contaminated gas. A trained technician will easily be able to pressure test your fuel system and inspect the quality of the gasoline. Also, I notice your car is...
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Ticking sound from engine
Ticking is usually valve train related. Your engine has hydraulic lifters, they are self adjusting. One thing that can go wrong is the rocker stud can pull out of the head. They are pressed in originally. Check the nuts have...
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Odometer not working
The speedometer is calibrated to read the correct miles per hour and distance driven at the speedometer factory. Are you sure you misread the odometer to be 1.2 miles and not 12 miles? If the far right number is a...
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What is causing this stalling problem - 1987 Chevrolet Nova
This is a problem that in most modern cars is now solved with an idle air control module which regulates how the fuel and air is mixed at idle or when coming down to an idle from higher RPM's. In...
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Replace crumpled hood
It looks like it should work, since both the '72 and '73 are the same body style. If you're buying the hood online from an aftermarket supplier, I suggest you call them to confirm prior to ordering. If you're buying...
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Stalling accelerating idling rough
It sounds like the float level was set too low and causing the engine to starve of fuel. You also may need to verify the vacuum advance works and the centrifugal advance works in the distributor by using a timing...
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Not starting winding sound
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1975 Chevrolet Nova. An engine that cranks and doesn't start is lacking one or more of the following: spark, fuel or compression. The timing being off is just one of the many...
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Gas in manifold, 1977 Chevy Nova
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 1977 Chevy Nova 250. If you are flooding the engine from a carburetor problem, then you most likely have a needle and seat or float not adjusted properly. You should have the...
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car is sputering when acceleration 10 15 sound like drops then goes mybee carb ?
Your car may have more than one issue to get checked. First, I would check to see if the accelerator pump is pumping fuel into the carburetor correctly. If this is working, then the ignition advance would need to be...
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Car will start but keeps cutting off 1976 Chevy Nova
Hello - the stalling after starting problem is either a problem with the carburetor - perhaps the float level - or the fuel pump may not be working properly. If you are able to keep the engine running (by pumping...
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Loud popping noise where header and exhaust meet
Hi there - the "combustion bang" you hear taking place at the header flange probably indicates a leak at the donut gasket as you suspect. Unburned, or still burning, fuel catches some fresh oxygen at the flange, and ignites, producing...

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