I have a 1983 Olds Cutlass Ciera LS -my carberetor racing wide open all the time--even at idlewhat can I do to fix this


Asked by Oct 05, 2014 at 01:10 PM about the 1983 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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The butterfly is open. Check throttle linkage. Take air filter off and close it by hand, see if it still does it, BE CAREFUL you don't blow the engine letting it run away...if it idles give it some throttle. slowly and make sure it returns to idle..or you may just need a rebuilt carb

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