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1985 honda accord starts, then dies

1985 honda accord, is carbureted. The problem is that when I start the car, it immediately dies unless i rapidly pump the gas pedal. If I let off the gas pedal, it dies. If I hold the gas pedal down it dies. It restarts just fine, but it keeps dieing. I can't drive it because the carburetor seems to not be giving the engine any fuel? What check or repair first?

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Is the engine light on, if so have them read? Take a look the charging system (see if it is above 13volts and below 16volts), see if the gas cap is on firmly and the o-ring on it is in good shape, look at the cars maintenance history and see how long its been since the last complete tune-up. If there are no codes recorded then it would probably be a mechanical issue, Look at coils, fuel pressure, timing, and injectors. If you need more specific info, just let me know, Good luck.

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