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85 Chevy Nova won't start.

There is gas to the Carb. If gas is poured in carb, engine will run for a few seconds.
Have tapped on carb to see if it is stuck, no help though.
I see there are two solenoids on the carb. What are they?
Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    prime carb and all is ok

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    will only run when gas poured into carb

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Might be something as simple as a fuel filter.

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Thats your throttle body injection do you have enough fuel pressure to carb? its possible you have a failure with the throttle body if you have good pressure to the carb. Need to check pressure before you can go further.

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