i have a 78 Olds 98. I want to use a carburetor cleaner spray. is there a tutorial i could watch? I'm a beginner.

Asked by Dec 10, 2014 at 03:19 PM about the 1978 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It wants to start but won't stay running. I changed the air filter & put in a new gas filter. I
read the can "clean-R-carb". I don't know how & its quite dangerous. Seriously
flammable. I don't want to spray it in the wrong place. If I can watch a step by step
tutorial as many times as I need, then I would feel more confident...Kim

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Here's a short "How To" video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0E- XEJisAU If cleaning the carb doesn't solve the issue, try a full tune up. Plugs, wires, cap, and rotor. If still no results, check for vacuum leaks off the carb. If no change, you will probably have to get the carb rebuilt.

Thank you so much for the reply! I haven't watch the video yet but I WILL so I can learn more about my car. My neighbor is a pilot & helped me spray the carb. It is running now. Thanks again.

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