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I have 1986 chevette. Its hard to start. When its finally running and warm. I shut it off then try to restart and have the same trouble. Like its not getting gas. I changed the choke thermostat. And plugged vacuum to booster to give more. Any suggestions

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I suggest to check and test the fuel pump.

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SOURCE: 1986 Chevette choke isnt working :? New thermostat

Your car should have an electric choke set-up from the factory. The computer sends a signal to the coil inside the choke cover and turns it on and off over a specific time period. The coil inside the choke cover could be bad or the wire coming to it. If I remember right, there was an odd shaped plug-in for the choke and it caused problems. It was only available at the dealer. The computer would take it's signal from a temp sensor so that could be bad too.

If it was my car, I'd go to the auto parts store and pick up a kit ($20) to convert it to a manual choke, cheaper and easier than playing with that electric contraption. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 29, 2011

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