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My carb keep on leaking fuel on the base plate and it sounds if theres a air leak

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I have 98 explorer im getting same codes ive worked on cars all my life I havent replaced anything but my fuel filter so far on the explorer and that wasnt it.I know people tell you to replace all that other stuff,but if you know cars and how the stuff works thats on a car then you can fix anything with out people telling you;you need to buy this and then this and there just fishing when the dont know there as* and whole in the ground.Im going to replace my lower and upper intake seals like he says above.At least theres one more smart one out there and not someone that thinks they know it all like people that work in the parts places and some dealers.

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Check the pcv valve and make sure it has not swallowed the plastic check valve causing a big vacuum leak

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You may have a vacuum leak causing unmetered air to enter the engine. Check all vacuum lines/hoses for disconnection issues and for being soft/collapsing. If the leak is large you may hear a hissing noise coming from the area. If the throttle plate is very dirty it can affect base idle and cause the IAC to "hunt" for an idle thus raising and lowering rpm. You can try cleaning this plate with carb spray.

Apr 04, 2015 | 1999 Ford Explorer

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I need a diagram of fast idle link assembly on weber 34DGEC carb

Tammy , weber has the pages to fix webers, why not read there.
its all there. for custom carbs,
fixing cars is a labor of love, if not, dont buy custom cars.
and for sure webers.
TAKE Photos of your work, its free now , no Kodachrome.
the car came with Autolite/motorcraft, carter or Rodcheter carb.
not webers.

idle, all carbs you can set the idle to zero. with the fly plate closed
and the engine stalls.
so does your butterfly plate close.

IDLE DOWN, HOT or cold engine,? is the choke OFF?
if the choke is off you can starve it of all air. at the stop screw.
if not, then the throttle cable is tight,
or you have air leaks in the plenum somewhere.
but air leaks cause lean, but with a bad tuned rich weber, it will race with air leaks, bingo???? im a carb o holic. retire.

Jul 26, 2014 | 1983 Jeep CJ7

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Corvette problems

Two things come to mind,on your holley did you put fenalic spacer plate between the carb and the intake manifold? OK maybe i shouldn't have used the term fenalic but I mean a spacer or adapter plate between the carb and intake manifold. Any ways I've found that a lot of times the gaskets that goes under the adapter plate and the intake manifold leak and you will have a severe vacuum leak. There's a couple of easy ways to check. Just feel under the edge of the plate and see if you can feel a leak or you can use some starting fluid and with car running of course for this and the first test anyways with the car running spray around the carb and intake manifold and if the engine speeds up or just smoothes out then you have a leak. Or with the 650 cfm double pumper does it have a manual or electric choke. Because either way your choke may need to be adj

Apr 07, 2014 | 1966 Chevrolet Corvette

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Pulled tbi cleaned carbon build up from pvc port replaced base plate gasket now engine wants to idle extremly high

Sounds like u may of forgot a vacume line a good way to find a vacume leak is to start car take a can of carb cleaner and spray it around intake and vacume lines if there's a leak motor will race as long as u keep spraing

Feb 22, 2014 | 1992 GMC Jimmy

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Let me explain again, I have a 1988 honda prelude with a carburator and its leaking from some where around the carb. also the idle on the car is not proper. I've put new fuel pump, new filters, new...

some of your new parts might be manufacture defected because the manufacture does not test every part coming from the lines. ANother thing have you checked the timing out with a timing gun to see if the timing is ok ? ANother also did you replace the new dist. cap and button in the right place of the old one was at ? Sometimes when you change some things with your car that you also have to check for timing issues because where and how you put the dist. cap and button at if not the way of the old one was. It could be off alittle bit to make this happen.

May 27, 2011 | 1988 Honda Prelude

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I think I have an air leak between my carb and manifold 2.3 engine is this a common problem Can the mounting plate be wrarped ?

no, this would not be very common on the 2.3L, but what we did see allot on these models was a vacuum leak around the throttle shaft and that would make you think it was a base plate, that is not to say that the base is not leaking the only thing to do is remove the carburetor and have a look.

Feb 21, 2011 | 1984 Ford Ranger

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Has vacuum leaks could this cause fouled plugs and choke isnt working properly. are all connected maybe to vacuum leak at carb base

Yes, this could definitely cause fouled plugs as the carburetor uses vacuum to determine the proper air/fuel ratio.

Jan 06, 2010 | 1984 Ford F 150

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Your EGR valve is not closing correctly because of carbon built-up.


Check for

vacuum leaks on intake manifold,

the air tube between the air filter.

intake manifold vacuum hose.

clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner

SEE sample picture HERE

Also remove carbon built up behind the EGR valve and the EGR passage tube.


Vacuum leak WILL offset the intended 14.7 to 1 air fuel ratio.

More un-metered air (leaks) will lean out the fuel mixture.

Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot.

At idle,just spray and listen for the RPM surge.

The in-rush of carb clearer will increase the RPM on the motor.

Record the problem spot(s) and address it later.


EGR carbon built up require 2+ hours to clean from start to finish.

You will need a new EGR base gasket before your start.

Locate and remove the EGR valve after the vehicle is cool down.

Carefully record the connector and vacuum line (for older vehicle) location by drawing an easily to follow diagram.

Remove the EGR valve.

Inspect the location of the carbon built-up inside the valve and the EGR passage tube.

SOAK these areas with WD-40 spary.

You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right.

RE-SOAK the carbon and let it sit for over-night will also help.

One the last round,pass a shop vacuum of the EGR valve and the passage pipe.

Install the new EGR gasket and connectors.

Allow the vehicle to warm up outdoor to burn up any remaining WD-40.

Take it for a test drive.

Please rate my answer if it's useful to you.



Jun 18, 2009 | 1988 Toyota 4Runner

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Service engine light comes on the code is 32 have any idea

DTC code 32 is the EGR valve failure, check the vacuum hose and electrical connection to the EGR. remove the EGR and clean it with carb cleaner. After reinstalling the EGR and if the check engine light still on, you may have to replace the EGR valve. Good luck and hope this helps, keep me posted. Be glad to help.

Jun 12, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet K1500

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1984 Honda Prelude

possibly could be a base plate gasket leak from under carb, very common, or a vacuum hose leak

Jun 28, 2008 | 1984 Honda Prelude

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