Q: Went to start the car this morning and it won't start. The engine keeps turning over but won't fire up, like there is no fuel for it to burn. Tried spraying in quick start, didn't do anything. Have never had this problem before.
A: Sounds like you need to check the ignition side of the problem. Ed
Q: I was wondering how to change the alternator belt on my 6000... another thing is that it is constantly killing belts and i was wondering if it might be the drive belt pulley or the power steering pulley because on of them looks bent in a little and i could be rubbing on the alternator belt??? help..
A: Tom, I had a 1987 6000 with the 2.5L 4 cylinder. I bought it new and put 187000 miles on it with relatively minor problems. Just got rid of it last year (gave it to an immigrant that needed help).
Approximately every 50K miles I had to replace the tensioner pulley (same thing, either ate belts or failed completely). Each time I bought one at the dealer I noticed the design had changed. This is a regular replacement item at the dealer. Recommend you buy the part from the dealer (by this time I hope it is designed right).
It is not hard to replace. On the 4cyl engine when the tensioner is removed antifreeze will come out. You can actually see the cylinder wall when you remove the tensioner.
You will need to replace the belt. Also make sure all accessories turn freely.
IE- alternator bearings bad, belt tensioner, water pump, pwr steering pump, etc.
Most common cause; worn and stretched belt. Replace!
Chassis / Suspension & Steering Making Noise When turning Not applicable
Q: My husband and his grandfather replaced almost all of the parts in this car, so we'll start with that, haha. They got a steering colum from a different car, almost the same, and modified it (two hoses or something) and it works fine. The only problem is, he said, is that when you turn the wheel half way, it makes a sort of popping sound. He said it doesnt affect the steering in any way. Do you have any idea what it could be? Could it be dangerous? They say no. Thank you email firstname.lastname@example.org
A: it sounds to me that the popping sound is the rack and pinion. it is not serious, but you will need to make sure that you check your power steering fluid often.