Would anyone please tell me whether I can replace/re the automatic choke on my Celica 21RC 2.0L engine? My car will not start without loads of Start Ya Bastard' straight down the Carby. Full Carby Kit


Asked by Apr 08, 2015 at 12:44 PM about the 1982 Toyota Celica GT liftback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ex-HIll climb Celica 1982 model with a 21RC engine 2.0L- used now for dirt rally and off road racing. The automatic choke gets really, really hot when the car is running. Is there anyway to know its kaput!????
I'm no expert, just a novice who loves getting dirty.

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When the engine is cold the choke plate should be closed. When you start it the choke plate should open maybe 1/4 of an inch. Then as the engine warms up the choke plate should gradually open up. HTH. -Jim

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