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    wont idle all of a sudden

     



    the cars running perfect yesterday, today i start it and it wont idle took it around the block it sounds like its loading up till you just touch the gas and then it wonts to throw you back in the seat, what happened i checked the float levels and fuel just at the bottom of the sight holes.
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    Vacuum leak, maybe..........
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    also before after she was warm you just turn the key and shed fire right up now you can turn the key as long as you want and she wont start looks to me like im giving quarter throttle to keep it running and if you ring the throttle down a bit sounds like shes running on seven cylinders, i checked all hose connections every things still the way it was i havent touched anything on the motor except for cleaning
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    Cleaning?? With water? Did you spray it? I that's all you did, I would look for wet wires or distributor.
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    Yup. that could be. Check for moisture under the dist. cap.
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    no water just a dry towel why do i have to pump the gas one time when shes warm and i never did before im going nuts guys, i have three car shows this weekend help
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    i respect all you guys help. im going to call holly tech line tomarrow , i think somethings restricting fuel at idle, if some ones had a simular problem and found the problem please let me know..thanks
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    If it's not water,,,,,, if it wants to die at idle, but runs when you give it gas, i'd say check for vacuum leak. Maybe a vac hose cracked or got pulled off ?? It's the easiest thing to rule out first. Spray some ether around suspect areas while it's running. If there's a leak the rpm will change when you spray it.

    Might be dirt in the carb (Like the idle circut maybe) hard to tell with a keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pro70z28
    If it's not water,,,,,, if it wants to die at idle, but runs when you give it gas, i'd say check for vacuum leak. Maybe a vac hose cracked or got pulled off ?? It's the easiest thing to rule out first. Spray some ether around suspect areas while it's running. If there's a leak the rpm will change when you spray it.

    Might be dirt in the carb (Like the idle circut maybe) hard to tell with a keyboard.
    i diagnose cars all the time with a keyboard at work.... then again they're on the smog machine
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    First thing I'd check is the power valve.
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    Maybe a bad or loose plug wire??? Like Pro said, kinda hard to tell with just a keyboard. Whatever you find out, please let us know.

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    ill do the ether check, and anything else i can , ill let yas no , thanks everyone
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    what is the purpose of the power valve? how do you know if its bad? im not sure
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    holly e mailed me back and said it sounds like a bad power valve ill purchase one today and see
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    You've probably got a grain of sand or similar stuck in the needle valve.

    Since you're running a Holley, checking is easy.
    Pull the needle valves one at a time - it's probably the primary - and see if the needle is off the seat.
    If so, spray it with water from a hose while shaking it.
    Once it seats ok, reinstall.

    If you haven't pulled a Holley needle valve, be aware that the hex nut is the adjuster and the slotted screw head is the lock bolt.
    Unscrew the lock bolt with a screwdriver then spin the needle valve out with the hex.
    After the lock bolt is loose, you can usually spin the needle valve out with your fingers.
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