Question about 2000 Nissan Maxima
I just purchased a 1966 Chevy Bel Air for with a "straight 6" v6 engine. The car has 78,000 original miles on it. The car runs without an issue giving it some gas, but as soon as it's idle for over 7 to 10 seconds it stalls out. If I do a "cold start" it will run for about 1-5 minutes before stalling out.Does anyone have any ideas on what could cause this? The guy I purchased it from said that he just had a new carburetor put on. Could it be that it's not adjusted properly?
Yes, you may need to adjust the idle air screw. Check timing and the points dwell. Check the distributor shaft for side to side play as that will affect the dwell on the points.
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
A "straight 6" is NOT a "V6"...whatcha really got?
There couldn't be a more simple car in the world to work on...If you have experience with carbs got ahead and check her out...unfortunately, if you DON'T...just take it to an OLD mechanic, not some kid, and have em look at it...Couldn't be more than $25 and WATCH HIM as he''s doing it.
My hunch is it's the choke assmbly.
Good Luck...you have the BEST engine in the world!!
Posted on Jun 23, 2009
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Here is the common cause of surges, cold stalls, stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours.
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