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Hi, my ford 2000 gas wont run without choke. Was fine this morning, now wont run, any ideas? It seems to be getting fuel to carb, but it has some weird fuel pump beside a sediment bowl, could this be a problem?

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If it won't run without choke, then it's not getting enough fuel. You probably either have a clogged jet in the carb, or you have an air leak somewhere that's allowing air to dilute the air/fuel mixture.

Unless a gasket suddenly died, fell apart, and left a gaping hole, a sudden failure like that is probably a clogged jet.

I'd clean out the bowl on the carb and hose the jets out really good with carb cleaner. If you have it, hit the jets up with some compressed air, too. While you're in there, make sure the float isn't sticking and the fuel flow is good.

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