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1984 truck not wanting to start. believe its the carburator smells like its flooding. sometimes if you open or close the choke it starts. after it starts at first sometimes when u put it in gear if you dont press the gas good it will die. after running a while its fine.

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Check the vacuum choke pull off-the round piece connected by rod to the choke see if the rod pulls back into the round part when running,the vacuum diaphram rots and wont pull back to open choke

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When I first start my Vette, it runs rough, like a carb car does if the choke isn't closing enough. Then after it gets warmed up and hot, it doesn't want to start back up and acts like it's vaporlocking...

On the start up thing: Look at the CHOKE PULLOFF. It's job is to open the choke enough to run. The diaphram inside fails often, from heat.

On the after warmed up thing: If this is a Quadrajet, when warm, just before you were to start it; without touching any throttle; open hood, pull air cleaner; look and smell all around for fuel. Carb floats eventually accept some fuel and become heavy, and will leak when warmer...

If you have zero, essentially, signs of raw fuel or smell....Look down the carb, and open the throttle, and hold open. You should see a squirt of fuel into each primary venturi. If no fuel, you should also have hesitation on acceleration.

Another quadra jet issue is drilling plugs. THis is between the carb body and the throttle plates. Rebuild kits have a sponge thing to seal that area, but without it and with leaking plugs, your FLOAT bowl drains of gas.....

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