Why my 1978 cutlass won't stay running

Asked by Oct 07, 2013 at 11:21 PM about the 1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass

Question type: General

changed all spark plugs and put in new
distributor and also put in new fuel filter..
will start if foot in on gas but when I let go
of gas it goes off. .. what do I do to fix

8 Answers

6,190

Turn your idle screw on the carb up and make sure your timeing is correct

113,815

Could need a carb overhaul, idle jets plugged.

6,190

Thats true

1,750

check your electric idle solenoid. internal on this carb.?

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340

I would agree with previous posts. Try servicing the carb. and maybe the injectors. Could also be the fuel pressure regulator.

6,190

If it has a carb it will not have injectors and a fuel pressure regulator

Where is the fuel pressure regulator at on my 79 Cutlass

113,815

79 Cutlass has it as part of the fuel pump, unless it is a California model then it is a return flow system and has no regulation. This of course assuming that everything it stock and no one has messed it up.

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