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Carburator problems My daughter has been having trouble with her car stalling, cutting out and flooding. Sometimes it runs good but majority of the time, it sits in the driveway. These problems began after her engine blew and she had a crate engine installed. The 'mechanic' also told her at that time she needed a new carburator. Now she is taking the car to a buick dealer where there are 'certified' mechanics. They have told her (over the 4 different times they have worked on it) she needed a new ignition, which they replaced; they said she had a short in the wiring, which they fixed, the carburator needed adjustment, which they adjusted, they said the timing was out and valves were not aligned properly, again they fixed. Today they told her something about a new manifold, new carburator and wiring????????? Any ideas on how we can get an accurate diagnosis?

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Sounds like the choke circuit is faulty. Find a shop that works on older cars with older mechanics. The new mechanics don't know how to work on older cars. Good luck. Please rate me so I know if I helped you. Thanks.

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