why does my pickup die at idle and has no power

Asked by Jan 06, 2013 at 10:35 PM about the 1985 Chevrolet C/K 20

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

truck dies at idle and no power.  shop replaced intake manifold gasket, fuel pump and filter, egr.  two months ago carb rebuilt.  New plugs, wires rotor and distributor.  When going up a grade, no power at all.  depress gas pedal and nothing happens.

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19,535

check ignition timing, vacuum pressure and fuel pressure. Just replacing parts is a gamble.

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It's most likely losing fuel one way or another, either the float was never adjusted properly (if Carb was rebuilt) or is stuck or it may be that the grade is enough to be considered a carburetors "downfall". Basically stock carburetors can handle only so much of a grade and still supply fuel.

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