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98 Chevy Pickup. Alternators keep blowing. about 3
you may have a short. i would probably check the ground strap from the engine to the frame. they can rot out. my 98 chevy is garage kept with 65000 miles and it looks terrible. the rest of the truck looks new. other than that. make sure the battery is good. and possibly take it in and get it checked before more damage happens.
on Jun 03, 2020
Diagram of the fuse box
You will find the fuse box diagram on the the inside of the fusebox cover. It's also available at this link: https://www.autogenius.info/gmc-sierra-mk1-1993-1994-fuse-box-diagram/
on May 20, 2020
How do i set timing on 1998 chevy truck 350 vortec
number 1 plug wire should be pointing towards the front drivers corner . drivers side piston order is 1-3-5-7 front to back .passengers side front to back is 2-4-6-8 then the firing order is 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2 . if you pull the # 1 spark plug and put your finger in the hole /remover power wire while doing this at the dist.bump the engine when you feel a rush of air that's the compression stroke when the piston is at the top of it's compression stroke . pop the cap look to make sure the rotor is pointing at the # 1 piston roughly and place cap back on so the # 1 terminal is over the wire end of the rotor contact tip and work clockwise around with the firing order and hope this helps .if it still dont want to run then you may have jumped timing chain or stretched they will jump out of time and cause a headache.
on Apr 24, 2020
How to tell when you have a bad fan clutch
Open the hood while motor is cooling and grab fan blade if it spins really freely you need a new one. Provide you have a fan clutch, and not an electronic fan motor sorry just have to put it out there some folks mistake a electric fan for a clutch fan. Clutch fans are designed with a spring on the front of them, that tightens and forces the fan to pull more air into the engine compartment and when your fan clutch is working well you can hear the whine they make when in hot days with lots of traffic and you may see a little difference in temp but probably not enough to notice
on Oct 23, 2019
Opel corsa 1.4i car cuts
My Opel corsa Lite 1.4i, 2005 model cuts off when idling or stopping. I've replace the ignition coil as it was suggested but the next day the problem continued. I've replace plugs, filters, ect. When I'm approaching a place where i have to stop i see lights on dashboard coming out and the engine goes off if i stop or if i put the second gear it kicks again. Please assist as none of mechanics in my area know where to fix now.
on Oct 01, 2019
I try to start it
Possible bad Starter motor. Possible dead battery. Possible bad Alternator resulting in a dead battery.
First try have someone hold the key in Full Start position, hear the click and tap on starter motor with a hammer. If it kicks in and starts up (be ready for that) then the starter is going bad and should be replaced. (Might get 3 -4 more starts like that)
BE VERY CAREFUL TO NOT TAP ON WIRES.
If there is no change, then you should be able to jump start it with cables from another battery/car.
Then you need to figure out if the battery is expired or if the Alternator is not charging enough.
You can do this with a multimeter on the battery. With engine running you should read about 14.5 volts or more, up to around 15 volts plus.. If not, if voltage is around 12 volts or lower, when running, then you will need to replace the Alternator.
If you are getting good voltage from the alternator, then you can assume you need to replace the battery. The other alternative is a short circuit draining the battery or you left a light on somwhere and drained it. Run the car for 30 to 40 mins minimum to recharge battery (idle is good). Or just use a battery charger. 10 amps for 3- 4 hours, or 2 amps overnight..
Hope this is helpful.
on Sep 30, 2019
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