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My 1972 cutlass was running fine i turned it off then when i started it back up it was spitting gas back up throught the carburetor like its getting to much gas

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It sounds like the float inside the carb is stuck. For an immediate fix, I've read that you can tap lightly on the side of the carb with the plastic/rubber handle of a screwdriver to loosen the float. However, in my experience with my '72 Cutlass, the issue will reappear (it's getting stuck due to gunk in the carb) and could cause an engine fire --imagine the gas pouring onto a hot engine block. It's time to rebuild/replace the carb.

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