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I have a 1987 toyota corolla with a carburater system. when I start the car the engine sputters and almost wants to die. The car barely wants to run with loss of power, sounding like its only running on 3 cylinders. And when I step on the gas to accelerate it sputters ,jerks, and the car almost stalls. Then within 10,15,20 minutes, it suddenly kicks in and the motor runs great with no problem at all. I'm guessing the choke needs to be adjusted. Can you help me on this? thanks

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It can be low fuel pressure issue or clogged fuel pump. Or its engine related issues,---------------

Check the help link mentioned below to troubleshoot the problem: ------

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/engine-stalls-when-gas-is-given.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-engine-stalls-while-driving.html

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http://repairhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2012/01/car-stalls-and-throws-white-smoke-from.html

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http://www.howtobyme.blogspot.com/2012/07/stalls-and-dies-at-stop-sign.html

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1992 Chevrolet stalls and shutdown?

http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/1992-chevrolet-stalls-and-shutdown.html

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/stumbling-and-stalling-at-idle-after.html

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http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/1990-mazda-323-stalls-and-quit-running.html

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2000 Toyota Camry: Idling and Stalling Problem?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/2000-toyota-camry-idling-and-stalling.html

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1995 Toyota Corolla: Stalls, Sputters and Pops Through Intake Manifold?

http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1995-toyota-corolla-stalls-sputters-and.html

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1999 Toyota Camry: Erratic stalling and high engine RPM at idle?

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http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/dodge-dakota-stallsstumbles-at-idlehas.html

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1994 Toyota 4Runner: Stalls and Stops While Driving?

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1997 Toyota Camry: Erratic Idle and Intermittent engine stalling?

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Ford Maverick: No Idle and Stalling issues?

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These details will help.

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Vehicle starts but stalls.These types of problems are very common on most of vehicles.There are few possibilities,that can cause stalling problem on vehicle.The vehicle brand and model may differ but problem is same.------I provide you few suggested help link to troubleshoot these issue and solve the problem:-----------
1995 Toyota Corolla: Stalls, Sputters and Pops Through Intake Manifold? http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1995-toyota-corolla-stalls-sputters-and.html
-------------1994 Toyota 4Runner: Stalls and Stops While Driving? http://whatisbyme.blogspot.in/2012/05/1994-toyota-4runner-stalls-and-stops.html
-----------1992 Chevrolet stalls and shutdown? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/04/1992-chevrolet-stalls-and-shutdown.html
-----------Dodge Dakota stalls, stumbles at idle. Has low fuel flow and runs hot? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.in/2012/03/dodge-dakota-stallsstumbles-at-idlehas.html
------------Engine stalls when gas is given? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/engine-stalls-when-gas-is-given.html
------------1990 mazda 323 stalls and quit running? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/1990-mazda-323-stalls-and-quit-running.html
------------Nissan Pathfinder stalls and bucks on Acceleration? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/02/nissan-pathfinder-stalls-and-bucks-on.html
------------Car stalls when MAF sensor is connected? http://technoanswers.blogspot.in/2012/01/car-stalls-when-maf-sensor-is-connected.html
-----------Car Engine Stalls While Driving? http://schematicsdiagram.blogspot.com/2011/12/car-engine-stalls-while-driving.html
--------- Stalls And Dies At Stop Sign? http://www.howtobyme.blogspot.com/2012/07/stalls-and-dies-at-stop-sign.html

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These are few help links,that will help you to troubleshoot the issue and solve the problem.Please keep updated,if any more help required.Thanks.

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

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