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idle problem, car cuts out

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I didn't drive the old lady for three weeks and now she's angry.

The engine starts fine but then cuts out if I take my foot off the pedal...even with the choke.

I am mechnically challenged, but can I fix this myself?

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Weber carb? One or two bbl?

Didja pull the idle jet and blow it out? Is the choke really working?

mike

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Definitively check if the choke is actually closing sounds like it's not.

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I'm not sure if the choke is working, and not sure how to check.

Another clue, the engine will cut out while I'm driving and not pushing the petrol pedal down. I.e. while the car is in motion it cuts out.

Sorry guys, must be frustrating giving me advice because of my limited knowledge.

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When you pull the choke a flap should close in the upper part of the carburator. (The hole were the air gets sucked in). This causes the engine to suck less air and enriches the mixture to help it run when cold.

If you are experiencing the same problem while the car is at operating temperature then it's definitively not choke related. Should be related to the idle circuit not working properly.

If I'm not mistaken you can take the idle valve off with a screwdriver and blow some air or carb cleaner through it. Fairly easy maybe it's clogged up?

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Use some carb cleaner on that idle valve should be on the side of the carb, bronze screw. I suppose no one has screwed around with you idle jet screw either?

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