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Charging system
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a short in your wiring to the alternator or potentially may have a bad voltage regulator which may be causing the alternator not to properly charge the battery. When the voltage regulator...
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How much is it for a mechanic to come out a take a look at my car
Hi There, Depending on whether or not the vehicle will turn over will determine what the next step should be. If the engine does not turn over, I would recommend checking all connections related to the battery and check to...
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My front brakes are drums with bearings 1972. my vin appears to be wrong Believe it's a mustang grand
Hi there. It is very common for people to swap brake systems to aftermarket conversion kits; especially on early 70's performance cars like the Mustang. This may be the reason why you're having difficulty identifying what replacement brake components you...
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1995 f250 reverses fine but wont drive it still ingagues in gear but doesent move in 1 2 or drive
Hello there. Sometimes transmission linkage being misaligned can be the cause of this problem. In other cases, obstructions inside the hydraulic lines of the transmission or torque converter issues can cause problems like you've described as well. It is probably...
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How can i confirm the harmonic balancer is broken
There should be no appreciable run-out on the crank pulley and if a physical inspection of the balancer reveals damage, it should be replaced. If you do have a failed balancer, don't operate the engine because the imbalance and/or torsional...
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Ignition lock cylinder removal and some little gear came with it, now the new one won't go in
Hi there. Without being there to show you how to correctly remove and install a new ignition lock cylinder, or have one of our professional mechanics complete this for you, the best advice we can offer is to read this...
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Replaced throttle body high idle
Hi There, As you may know, after cleaning the throttle body your car needs to go through a "re-learning" process to bring the idle back down. Try doing the following which should bring the idle back down to a normal...
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Loud clicks no start
If what you have is a rapid tapping sound when you turn the key, You are not getting enough current to the starter. When the solenoid engages and connects the starter, the battery voltage rapidly drops to the point where...
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91 ford bronco stuck in 4 wheel high
This Borg-Warner 13-56 transfercase features electronic shift control. To determine shift motor operation, the control module uses information from the 4x4 selector switch, shift position sensor, speed sensor and neutral safety switch.The problem could be with the electronic control portion...
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Just put a new carburetor, battery, starter relay, alternator, car stalls out while driving and battery dies when restarted
The battery should be load tested. Simply charging the battery or measuring voltage is not adequate. Measure charging output, too. You want to confirm that the ignition system, including for instance the ignition coil and ignition switch, are not intermittently...
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'72 Mach 1 with 351C. Runs, idles, revs in park. Sputters, chugs and coughs in Drive. Any suggestions?
Check for proper advance of ignition timing. In particular, verify that advance curve you observe matches factory spec. Measure fuel pump output/pressure against factory spec. If engine compression is good and balanced, apart from timing check and fuel pressure check,...
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I have a 1981 e-350 with dual fuel tanks the p.o. added a third tank and 3 electric fuel pumps along with sepparate gauges and swi
The switch you are referring to is vended with the required electrical and fuel schematic (I just looked in the box) that answers your installation question. If you want an advance view, here is a link as well. Yes, you...
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1990 ford e150, 351 engine. Felt something give way when I turned the key to start it. Now it won't start. Radio and lights wor
There should be a shift lock override button. If you have started the car and are trying to shift out of park, simply use that button. The failure you are describing might be related to that interlock, too. The interlock...
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Engine turns over but won't start. Tested the starter and it goes from 12.5v then I turn over the engine and it drops to -20v.
Hello, thank you for writing in. As a general rule, a voltage drop test on the starter solenoid should be less than 1 volt, but this will vary with age, manufacture, and fault. Your solenoid has failed. You will want...
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Missing IAC valve vacuum line.
The IAC (Idle Air Control) valve is required to have a vacuum line on it to work the engine properly. The line from the carbon box filter is supposed to be hooked to it, but it may be damaged. Take...
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1996 f350 with 351w want to swap to 12 valve Cummins, how do I do it legally?
Hi there. To be honest, this would require you to replace not only fabricate new motor mount brackets, but completely swap out engine, transmission, drive shaft components. The V-12 is a much longer block so everything behind it would also...
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Replacing rear drum wheel cylinder.
The pistons that are within caliper bores, or drum brake wheel cylinders, are not intended to move any further than the limits set when the brakes are fully, 100% assembled, that is when the shoe and drum (in your case)...
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Trying to find the name of a part 1993 Ford F350 5.8L
HI there - this part is called either a coolant temperature sensor housing or tower (Ford part #18599), depending on which manuals you look at. It was a way for Ford to plug 2 sensors into an area that previously...
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Can I convert it to a 4x4
Hi there. In most cases, trying to convert from two to four wheel drive is more of a hassle than it is worth attempting; for practical applications. However, it is a fun project if you're learning fabrication. There are some...
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Hi Eric. My 1996 Ford E150 Conversion passenger van leaks gas when ever I put it in. I can only put $8-10 in at a time. Help?!?
The likely leak points are the filler neck, the rubber hose connection between the tank and the filler tube and/or the tank itself. Sometimes vent tubes on the tank will crack (where they join the tank) and that can be...

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