when in town i stp on gas my 1986 toyota corolla le wants to cut out. i also smell gas fumes

Asked by Oct 12, 2013 at 03:10 PM about the 1986 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1986 Toyota corolla le I have changed about 9 feet of vacumn hose had carb out and replaced main gasket to manifold.  when I press on gas pedle in town  slow driving  the car wants to stop running will coast running but as soon as I touch gas prdle it has a big miss.  thank you pam white eagle

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I can not diagnose your car...sorry. really. Just too much guesswork. You need a mechanic. I know, easy for me to say, it's not my money but please please when you smell gasoline there is a risk of fire. Your 28 year old Corolla can be replaced. You can not be, and the risk and danger is very real.

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check for gasoline leaking from the carb's accelerator pump when you push on the gas. sounds like it could be ruptured.

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actually you may have 2 pump diaphagms. 1 with 4 screws and a 2nd with 3 screws. if either is leaking it will need to be replaced immediately. as david said , don't drive it.

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Start by checking charging system sounds like breaking down Under load.ist guess alt. starting to fail but easy to check 12.5 idle 13.5 1000 rpm

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Reason smell gas not firing when accelerated begins

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