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Not starting issues are usually spark or fuel problems. If you have gas getting to the carb then check your spark. First check all the wire connectors and plug wire to make sure everything is connected. If you find a loose connection fix it then try it. If not, then remove the spark plug but leave it attached to the plug wire set it on the cylinder head and turn the engine over. You should see a bright spark. If you have a really weak spark or none at all, then it may be your ignition coil or a related ignition part.
i use over haul carburetors.if idle speed screw too low engine wont start.if engine cold automatic choke need to be closed slowly open as engine warm up.if engine cold automatic choke need adjusting or fixed or if choke remain closed when engine hot vechicle will not start most time automatic thermostatic spring goes bad causing choke problems.
hello sir, my machine will only start when pumping primmer bulb or squirting fluid in the carburetor than stops. the fuel line has broken off, in most small carburetors this is a ongoing problem.old fuel will crystallize when left in tank for a long time.plugging up ports, fuel lines, small screen in carburetor.fuel lines will dissolve clogging carb.this is why it will run when the choke is on creating a vacuum to where there is fuel forced in the carb to rum,also the gas will evaporate leaving the oil behind clogging up carb.the thing to do is remove carb. and clean out,replacing gaskets or fuel line if necessary.use carb cleaner to clean out carb.make sure to make note where fuel line go.the fuel filter broke off of fuel line letting debris get in carb plugging it up.the muffler is known to clog up a lot on these machines where they want run. the compression should be 60 to 120 lbs any thing below 60 is junk. when adjusting the carb screws turn in all the way than turnout 1 1/4 turns turn in slow until machine runs also you need to check for spark by removing plug and grounding against engine to check spark, ok.a new spark plug would be a good ideal too , if you are going to make these repairs use new fuel line and filter,hope this helps,any comments welcome,thank you, !!
Well you didn't indicate what its mounted on but the basics are: spark and fuel. Pull a spark plug and make sure you get spark. If you do then it must be fuel. You can try a shot of starting fluid (small amont) into the carb, if it runs on that you know you have a fuel problem. Be sure the carb is getting fuel from the tank. Clean the carb. Maybe a carb kit. With today's fuel, you must take care of your fuel system. Use Sta-bil year round. Fuel can go bad in 60 days.
if this is a 1980 F150, emissionwiz is correct in saying it has a carburetor, if your engine runs on ether, you do not have fuel supply to the engine. Check fuel delivery at the front of carburetor, should be a line screwed into the carb, may be connected by a rubber hose, remove this line and crank engine, look to see fuel is gushing out of the line, if no fuel the pump is bad, check fuel lines back to pump for leaks, replace leaking lines if necessary. If you get fuel then your float inside the carb is stuck, and the carb will need some attention, hope this helps, let me know
Guide to starting a dead horse! 1- Spray a little starter fluid down the carbuerator. If it tries to fire, your timing and ignition is probably OK. This could indicate a carb or fuel pump problem. 2- If it doesn't fire, check out the points, condenser, coil, distributor cap and rotor. Look for condensation inside the cap. Check that the high tension wire from the coil to distributor is in good shape and not touching the engine or any brackets,etc. 3- Verify that your timing is correct. You may have a timing train problem (Worn or broken). 4- The distributor may have come loose and changed positions. Check for proper timing. 5- It may be a compression problem. If it has set long enough for the oil that coats the cylinder walls to drain down, you won't have enough compression to allow firing. Check your compression and if this seems to be the case, remove the spark plugs and squirt a little Marvel Mystery oil, or similar light weight oil into each cylinder. When it starts, it will smoke for a few minutes, but that will go away. Hope this helps and if not, get back to me. Have a super day! Ron