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Guest Message by DevFuse

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85 GL Wagon, EA82 with Hit. Carb keeps dying . . . HELP

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#1 Goatboy


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Posted 17 January 2004 - 03:49 PM

My all stock 85 GL Wagon just started getting an attitude yesterday. I noticed awhile ago that if I did alot of rough road driving or hit my driveway with speed (inclined driveway) that it messed up the float or something and the car would idle but if you depressed the throttle at all, soft or hard, the car would stutter and die. A few restarts and it was fine. Well Yesterday it did it again. But . . . after I got it going again every time I came to a stop the car would just die. Not stutter or anything just "Blaaaaaah. . . ." dead. Turn the key without touching the throttle and it would start and idle fine. But if you blip the throttle at all or race the enigine or drive it, as soon as you let off the throttle it would just "Blaaaaaah . . ." DIE! It starts back up just fine and idles. I have cleaned the carb with spray cleaner and it appears the choke is working as it should. I'm at a loss other than finally replacing it with a weber which is not a finacially possible option right now. Anybody have any ideas??


#2 JonOfScio



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Posted 17 January 2004 - 04:13 PM

a rebuild kit is only like $30 or $35, so I would suggest this route. If it comes with a new float, great, if it doesn't use your old one and adjust it to specs. Also, there could be more problems that *just* your carb. go to where your fuel pump is and make sure that you didn't hurt it or anything else around there.

#3 Goatboy


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Posted 17 January 2004 - 04:27 PM

I just put a new fuel filter back by the pump about a month ago but I did get high centerd on a big mound of snow and ice last week. The car has been fine since then but mayb I did jar something back there and it is just now roaring its ugly head.


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