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Engine will not start. Spray carb cleaner directly into throttle; will start but will die right away. Step on gas, but still die. Can it be bad fuel pump, filter, or bad line? where are they located?

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Turn your key on and see if you can hear the fuel pump which is in the gas tank.is it a 4 cyl or 6?

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Why does it die when I give it throttle?


Hi Roger:
For an engine to run it needs the correct mix of fuel and air.
When you give it throttle you are giving it more air, and the carb is supposed to deliver more fuel.
If it dies, then the carb is not doing it's job so I'd start by cleaning the carb. Even a spray cleaner might fix it. Also, if there is a drain then flush the carb and try again with fresh gas.
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I'd started with two of the most simple things first.

Get a can of carb cleaner and locate to throttle body, remove the intake hose exposing the inside of it. You should see a round or oval disk that moves when you press the gas pedal. you can rotate this by turning the throttle linkage by hand. using the cleaner and the straw that came with it spray all the exposed inside surfaces. then taking a rag with your hand spray some of the cleaner on it and with a finger and the rag wipe the areas down allowing the rag to pick up the carbon, dirt and other stuff.

Once you do this start the engine and while its running slowly rev up the engine (not too far) and spray a small amount int the throttle body onto the throttle plate and other inside parts. If you spray too much the engine will want to die, just give it a little more gas to keep it running .

Once you do this reassemble everything. Oh yea is the air cleaner new? If not replace it!

The other thing you can do is get some gas additive made to clean the fuel injection system. Talk to the guy at the parts store and ask what he thinks is the best stuff for the job. You can also do a search on the web for the best stuff to use.

Hope this helps.
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The choke is "closed" or barely open... When cold, the engine needs a RICH mixture (more gasoline, less air). When the engine warms up, it requires a LEAN mixture (less gas, more air).

It is probably creating BLACK tailpipe smoke ... that means unburnt gasoline. (Blue smoke is OIL, white smoke is WATER).

Put the parking / emergency brake ON.
1. Remove air cleaner assembly from intake, use a carb cleaner spray or throttle body spray cleaner and spray just a little. (AutoZone $5)
2. Find the accelerator2.gif arm under the hood.
3. start car, rev the engine to make sure how to operate the accelerator from under the hood.
4. Carefully spray into carb / throttle body and work the accelerator ... don't let the engine die...
5. Watch out for "backfire"... it may create a small flame out of the carb. It will extinguish itself in one second.

6. You may need to do this two, three times.
7. Add a "complete fuel system2.gif cleaner" to your next tank of gas ($8).

That's it! ... pretty cheap, too.

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