Valleyautotech

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I collect and build Muscle cars as a hobby and a way to pay college tuition. Currently I have a 1963 Corvette split window #1 condition, 1966 427 Corvette coupe w/sidepipes Survivor, 1974 Pontiac Trans Am 455 #2 condition, !970 Dodge Charger 500 w/440 six pac in the paint shop and a 1965 Chevy Malibu 427 Tunnel Ram in line for the works
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Question Answered: stuck in 1st gear
August 03, 2009, 12:35 PM
I linkage might have failed but its probably the transmission, need to have a trans tech check this.
Question Answered: towing with rv
August 03, 2009, 12:33 PM
More automatic transmissions are damaged by improper towing, If the manual says not to tow , I wouldn't take a chance because the trans costs 2 to 3 thousand to repair.
Question Answered: Clunk in rear suspension, passenger side
August 03, 2009, 12:31 PM
I see three different sets of bushings that can wear out on the rear of this vehicle http://www.parts.com/oemcatalog/index.cfm?action=getJointLocator&siteid=2&chapter=&Sectionids=24,2788&groupid=20127&subgroupid=60181&componentid=0&makeid=21&model=Mark%20VIII&year=1994&graphicID=FFP090&callout=11&catalogid=1&displayCatalogid=0 also look at the link in the diagram it might need replacing.
Question Answered: Car died and will not start or crank
August 03, 2009, 11:35 AM
Sounds like the starter is bad but I see a starter relay available for your vehicle also, need to have a tech check this.
Question Answered: smoke coming from back of engine
August 03, 2009, 11:33 AM
Sounds like one of your valve cover gaskets are leaking engine oil onto your exhaust and smoking.
Question Answered: Broken spring on rear strut/shock
August 03, 2009, 11:22 AM
This job takes over 3 hours to complete plus parts, so $600 is fair.
Question Answered: What is the approximate cost of replacing my water pump?
August 03, 2009, 11:15 AM
$852 to $1162 according to Repairpals estimator which is right on the money as its a 5 hour job plus parts.but you can save some $ on the parts at www.Napaonline.com Engine:2.8 L 2799 CC L6; TFW 43266 $249.00 for the pump online if you have the 2.8 engine
Question Answered: Processor, fuel pump, and alternator go in 4 week period, related?
August 03, 2009, 11:05 AM
Bad Coincidence as these items are not related.
Question Answered: electrical problem
August 03, 2009, 11:04 AM
Sounds like the alternator has failed or one cell in the battery is dead need to have a tech put a meter on the charging system to test the battery and alternator.
Question Answered: automatic fluid
August 03, 2009, 10:53 AM
The book calls for 3.3 liters of Dexron-III for the 1.8 engine, go to a NAPA AUTO PARTS Here's one in Santa Ana call them and double check Orange County Auto Parts 515 E 1St Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 Tel: (714) 547-0711
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