starting problem - please help

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Asked by Aug 16, 2013 at 02:42 AM about the 1983 Mercury Cougar

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car runs fine.  Won't start unless alittle gas is poured in carb?  Then it will start all day, and maybe it will start the next day...maybe?  more than likely it won't???  Please help!

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When was the last time you did a tuneup? Plugs, wires, cap and rotor. rebuild/clean the carb? If those were done recently maybe you need to check your fuel pressure, you might have a weak fuel pump,

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it might be time for a carb rebuild. The kits are inexpensive & you can probably do it yourself in a couple hours. I would look at the fuel line check valve and also check the bowl to make sure it has gas. if the bowl is empty or low you gas is either running back to the tank or evaporating.

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why fusy keeps blowing cant even put one in a 2000 mercury cougar and got put gas in carb to run why need help

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