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Probably bad gas, if you didn't put stay-bil or equivalent in the gas, when you parked it. Try taking the air filter out and spraying starting fluid (ether), into the air intake, while cranking the engine, if it starts, but only runs for a few seconds, the gas in the tank has probably gone bad, if it starts, and runs, you lucked out.
Sounds like the idle jet in the carb is plugged up.
It only stays running from the primer load, then dies when that is used up, as the gas can not get from the float bowl through the idle jet.
Did you store it for a while with the gas still in it?
If so, what happens is the gas starts to go bad, and over time it can get almost like a varnish.
When this happens, it starts plugging up the small ports in the carb, starting with the smallest, which is the idle jet.
Before storing for any length of time, your best bet is to drain the gas and run the float bowl dry.
If not that, at least add some fuel stabilizer to the gas left in it, and run it for about 5 minutes with the stabilizer in the fuel.
Make sure it's getting fuel. Try using some ether or starting fluid. If it rumbles to life but doesn't stay running then there's a problem with the fuel delivery system. i.e.... Fuel pump, clogged filter, pressure regulator.... If the ether doesn't change the results you are getting now then it's a fire or sensor problem. Ignition coil, relays, sensors not signaling, PCM... I wish you luck. Let us know how it turns out
First thing to try and do is to pull the air intake hose off between the throttle body and the air cleaner box. Have someone try to turn it over while you are spraying ether into the throttle body with the flap open. If it starts and dies then you have a problem with it getting fuel. If this is the case then start by replacing the fuel filter (it is under the drivers side of the vehicle right around the door). When you do this you should see an aluminum line that is running to the fuel injector under the hood. Following that line you should see a black cap and under that cap is a pressure relief valve. Qhile someone is trying to start it push down on that to release any air in the fuel line from changing the filter out. When you see fuel come out release the valve and It should start right up. If not , after you release the valve spray some ether in the intake and when it starts put the gas until it stays running and then it should be good to go. To replace the pump you have to drop the gas tank.
You can adjust the carburetor with a straight blade screwdriver.Remove the air cleaner and have someone push the gas pedal,you'll see a lever connected to the carb moving back and forth,this is the accelerator linkage.While looking straight at the linkage you'll see a screw between the linkage and the carb.Using the straight blade screw driver turn clockwise a quarter turn.Replace the air cleaner and start the engine.The RPMs should be higher, now hold the brake pedal and put it in gear.Stays running,your good to go,otherwise give her another quarter turn.Now this is a "get-by"solution,you need to give some attention to your engine by giving it a tune up!That means changing:distributor cap&rotor,spark plugs&wires,carburetor rebuild,oil change and lube.Oh yeah,tighten down the four 1/2" bolts holding down the carburetor too!You could have a vacuum leak under the carb or even a vacuum line disconnected.This will also cause the low idle speed!Good luck!
First off, your Z28 does not have a carburetor. They haven't put carburetors on Camaros since 1984. Your Camaro is fuel injected and has a throttle body. You are having a fuel issue. You fuel pump is probably bad and or fuel filter is clogged. I am assuming you are not a mechanic so I would recommend taking this to your local repair shop to be fixed. They will have to drop the tank to get to the pump. You should also have your injuectors cleaned while you are at it.
I am going to assume that you didn't accidentally put DIESEL in?? If you did, siphon all you can out and add fresh GAS(!) and 3-4 bottles Octane booster.
Squirt a bit of Starting Ether in the Air CLeaner inlet Start Jeep Squirt Ether Start Jeep Start Jeep
Start Jeep Repeat until it runs. Do not use alot of Ether - will blow engine!!!
If you didn't put Diesel in, and KNOWING that the problems are usually FIRE-related, replace all FIRE-related parts ($40.00)
Get new ROTOR (Thingy that spins inside CAP, distributes HVolts) Get new CAP Get new cables (change cables to new CAP 1 at a time!!!) DO NOT RUN cables neatly. Cross them over each other in looms Get New sparkplugs (Do not overtighten. Turn to seat snugly, then 1/4 turn more