I have a 1978 ford Ltd with a 6.6 liter(400cid) with 64000 miles the colder it gets the harder it is to start

Asked by Feb 20, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It was -15 out this morning and the car
would not fire but when I used starting fluid
it started up no trouble also will not idle
properly till it runs for about 5 minutes
could this be a issue with the choke

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There's a part called the Carburator Choke/Thermostat heater. Go to Rockauto.com and check out the part there. It will run you about $30. If I had to guess, I would say that's your problem.

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