20 Most Recent 1989 Chevrolet Caprice Questions & Answers

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How do I disengage TCC on 1989 Chevy Caprice?

What has happened more than likely, unfortunately, the internal piston seals on the servo controls have gotten hard and not usable after this period of time sitting still. The answer is to remove and replace all the seals inside the transmission. Sorry this is the answer, but that is from my 35+ years experience in trans. overhauls. You should not have to replace clutches and plates, also make sure there is no rust on the internal drums from sitting still.
1/22/2022 5:24:00 AM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 22, 2022
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89 Caprice trunk won't open with key

I had the same issue on my 88 caprice many years back. With no access from the rear seat, I had to drill straight through the lock and replace the lock cylinder.
11/16/2018 11:44:21 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Nov 16, 2018
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I installed a new fuel tank, sending unit and fuel

cycle key and have someone listen to the tank to see if pump is starting. sometimes new pumps go bad. check fuel filter to
2/17/2018 1:09:11 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 17, 2018
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1989 caprice stalls replaced water pump thermostat

Check distributor cap, plug wires, cracked coil and coil wire.
1/27/2018 11:23:52 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 27, 2018
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Lights on chime and fuel gauge not working

might have to look and check the connections behind head unit to dash
6/2/2017 12:54:33 AM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jun 02, 2017
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Change light bulbs in instrument paneling 89 caprice

Have to pull the instrument panel out. Little lights twist in back of it.
7/18/2015 8:25:33 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jul 18, 2015
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What is wrong with my left turn signal? Indicator arrow stays on

If it is just the the side that means you
A burnt out turn signal
5/6/2015 8:06:18 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on May 06, 2015
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I have a 1989 chevy

you may wanna replace your injectors them self
5/6/2015 2:26:11 AM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on May 06, 2015
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Can't Find pitman arm for 89 caprice! Is there any other make and model compatible?

If the problem is a leak between the pitman shaft and the steering gear box, you can replacement pitman shaft seals from RockAuto Parts Catalog If the arm is bent or worn, ask Rock Auto if they have one. Otherwise, your alternatives are a dealer that's been selling Chevrolet since 1989 or longer (there might be one on the shelf) or a junkyard. I don't do that much front end work, but I haven't heard of pitman arms going bad for a long time. They may be special order items only from the dealers rather than stocked spares..
3/22/2015 3:17:04 AM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Mar 22, 2015
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I recently purchased a 1989 chevy caprice classic brougham I haven't gotten an oil change nor tune up Since I purchased the vehicle 2 days ago. Today I was driving it on the highway and smoke started

I would split your problem into three: 1. "smoke started coming from my tailpipes and my engine." 2. "I checked my oil and there wasn't any in there." "The car would crank and stall making a rattling noise." 3. "After i put oil in the car and go to crank it my lights would dim and it wouldnt crank." 1. Depending on the color of the smoke, it could've been burned oil (blue-ish) or coolant (white with sweet-ish smell if you use antifreeze). Neither of these should be exititing you tailpipe though... It might be a sign of a blown head gasket. 2. This too can be a sign of a blown gasket. No oil can cause rattling engine noises as your valvetrain has hydraulic lifters which need oil pressure to operate properly. No oil => no pressure => rattling. 3.a. You're not mentioning whether or not you have overheated the engine. Neither are you mentioning whether you were experiencing no-crank condition on hot/warm engine or on cold engine. 3.b. If no crank happend pretty much right after the whole situation, the engine might have still been way too hot to operate normally and the pistons extended to the point that there was too much friction between them and the cylinder walls. It hapens rarely if you don't super-overheat it. 3.c. This might as well be the overly popular hot start problem many SBCs from those years are experiencing. I had it with my '89 camaro and solved it with a remote starter solenoid / relay. On cold engine you can start no-problemo but on warm or hot engine you need to wait till it cools down. Let me know if it's it and I can guide you through a solution. 3.d. It might be a more typical problem with your starter. When they get worn out, they may be more sensitive to temperature, they may need some slight punching with a hammer (pretty typical stuff with old cars). Locate the starter - it should be on the passenger side, can be reached from the top or from under the car, behind passenger's side front wheel. Don't let this situation get you down. It's a decent automobile which just needs a little care and attention at this moment. If you clean up these small issues with it, you'll never regret you did.
2/28/2015 10:49:04 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 28, 2015
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1989 caprice classic new alternator is still not charging what's the problem

Did you check wiring circuits to and from alternator before you replaced it? The bat terminal at the alternator should be hot all the time, even with key off. Your alternator needs excite voltage or it won't operate. That is usually the L terminal at alternator. Does your charge lite work?
2/27/2015 6:40:52 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 27, 2015
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I got a 1989 box chevy the injector want come on

Injectors are timed from the crank sensor
2/13/2015 3:45:41 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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I have a 1989 box chevy the injectors wont come on

Thats an electrical issue, check the fuse panel, a relay? Your going to have too track it down but definately electrical
2/13/2015 3:24:21 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 13, 2015
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How do I remove opera light off of 89 chevy caprice

I am guessing you mean the ceiling light. most of the covers just pop on and with a few seconds looking at it. you should be able to figure out how it pops off. most I would think you can grab with your hand and tug on it and it should come off. if not. do a little prying and see what moves and what does not.
1/23/2015 3:40:18 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 23, 2015
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Where is the fuse located for the headlight and tail lights on a 1989 chev caprice?

not the same fuse. in the electrical box under the hood for the headlights. in the fuse box inside for the tail lights
11/24/2014 9:49:28 PM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Nov 24, 2014
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How do you replace the rear license plate bulb on

Wow..if I remember right, open the trunk and disassemble the tail light assembly(screws or small bolts are located on top edge) and replace the bulbs If you need further help, I’m available over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/david_4c166ba81493f541
11/6/2014 3:44:33 AM • 1989 Chevrolet... • Answered on Nov 06, 2014
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