1978 olds cutlass

Asked by Jul 17, 2013 at 07:16 PM about the 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

car starts then dies, if I keep the gas pedal pressed it will stay on, as soon as I release  it dies

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Sounds like the idle circuit is plugged in the carb, time for a carb overhaul. Make sure the kit has ethanol resistant components.

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products like seafoam added into a tank of gas can sometimes clean out the carb jet enough to avoid a total overhaul... worth a try. seafoam has cleaned many a nonfunctioning carb of gum residue from old or bad gas...

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