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I am trying put the carburetor on Moto 4 back together and need an illustrated parts break down of the carburetor. I didn't take it apart but have a rebuild kit for it and need to see how to reassemble it

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Just take digital pictures as you dissemble it. Most carbs of a given type are basically all the same. Watch these carb videos for more info:

Carburetor Cleaning Part I

Carburetor Cleaning Part II

Carburetor Cleaning Part III

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ALWAYS have a fire extinguisher on hand when working on carburetors.
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