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Hi Shirley, I think that the problem may be, incorrect ignition timing, or possibly low compression or the accelerator pump which is part of the carburetor. Before doing any work on the carb, check the ignition timing. If there is no improvement, carry out a compression test. If it gives good results work on the carb. It will need removing, stripping, cleaning, re-jetting, assembling and then adjusting. The job is far more difficult than reconditioning an engine and requires expertise and experience. Hope this info is a help? Regards John
Posted on Oct 13, 2013
Testimonial: "Since the carb caught on fire, wrong person helping to start with start fluid...I have pulled carb and cleaned it. will check ignition timing this week. accelerator pump??looking it up now. Thanks John"
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gas engine starts then stalls
The shop should have adjusted your air/fuel mixture on the carb. considering the year of the vehicle, you may need to replace the carb with a factory re-manufactured unit. Even if you replace the carb with a re-man, it will still need to be adjusted to optimum performance for your particular vehicle.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
SOURCE: 1985 VW Cabriolet
Possibly a clogged catalytic converter. Even if it is clogged it can be irratic. I had a muffler shop check it by cutting a hole before it with a torch, changed it out and i was good to go.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
if you hear a loud click from starter it could be the motor contacts in the starter have gone bad. you will have to remove starter and have it repaired or replaced. check again to make sure that the battery is charged up on truck. also check for a loose ground wire to starter or engine block.
Posted on May 01, 2010
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