I have an 85 Chevy El Camino with a 350 and a 4 barrel Carburator. The car stalls after put in reverse or drive. Idle has been adjusted up but when the engine gets cold the idle drops and car stalls

Asked by Jun 08, 2014 at 08:21 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet El Camino

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Your El Camino has a fast idle adjusting screw on the passenger's side of the carburetor for cold operation. To adjust the fast idle first warm up the engine. Then open the throttle slightly and close the choke plate with your fingers. Now start the engine but do NOT touch the gas pedal. Adjust the fast idle screw to 1500 RPMs in park. Now tap the gas pedal to bring the engine down to regular (curb) idle speed. Now when starting your El Camino cold there is a procedure. First turn the ignition on. Press the gas pedal to the floor ONCE and release. With your foot off the gas pedal start the engine. NEVER pump the gas pedal. When the engine is warm press and hold the gas pedal down slightly while starting the engine. HTH. -Jim

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