Car wont stay running

Asked by Aug 10, 2014 at 02:52 PM about the 1974 AMC Javelin

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Starts then acts like not getting gas
and dies. Only idles right a couple
seconds and only if it sets for about a
day. Fuel pressure to carb is good and
has clean gas and good air flow no
vapor lock im told. Im not entirely
mechanically inclined...

4 Answers

114,095

Have you checked the float in the carb? Has is sat undriven for a while? If it has take the back of a screw driver and lightly tap on the bowl area of carb. If float is stuck this might just break it free.

It was runnin smooth i was drivin home then it just started to stall and died. I drive it every day the engine has a fresh professional rebuild with less than 1000 miles

114,095

Just a thought. Might want to check if any of the plug wires might have fallen onto the exhaust manifold and are shorting out.

No visual damage to wires

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