rough idle, engine dies
When i start my car it idles rough and then dies. i just rebuilt the carb, but that didn't help. thereis enough fuel flowing. i can't figure out what else could be wrong. its a 1966 with a 289 2v.
Too many possibilities - Choke thermostat adjustment / Pulloff adjustment - vacuum leak /fuel pressure ??? Cant help
I had that problem on my '67 (also a 289 2v) coupe, turned out to be a vacuum leak on the hot air choke tube. It would idle rough and stall when cold but run fine once it was warmed up. I fixed the leak and can cold start it without using the choke. Hope that helps.
If this problem happens when you are starting the car cold , it might be a choke problem. The choke needs to be set up to provide the right amount of fast cold idle , as well as enough air needs to get by the choke plate after starting ( this requires the choke pull off , or choke break to be set up properly too) Carb re builders sometimes just set up the carb to run , and not to the specs of the individual vehicle. You will need to set up the carb to the specs of the vehicle.
i have the same problem with my 95. very erratic idle when i first start it.(revs up to 3k rpm then down to 400 rpm and the car shakes and chugs, then levels out around 650 rpm) brand new battery, just had the throttle body cleaned, and the altenator tested.
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