where is the choke pull off located?

Asked by Jul 31, 2013 at 11:36 AM about the 1988 Ford Festiva L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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they stopped giving you a lever to pull the choke off....in the fifties~

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It's all thermally activated....and has been for years~

used to be two pull knobs...back in the 1930's "throttle" and "choke" these are both automatic since...like forever~


My 92 doesn't have one, and I don't find one in my manual for my car, indicating the choke is probably automatic. If your motor is idling too fast sometimes a quick tap on the accelerator will undo a sticking choke. Get a manual for your car if u don't have one and see what it says, perhaps in the TROUBLESHOOTING section.

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Roy.. ? Clyde, your 92 is EFI, his 88 is carby. But good info ;) Tamie, go to www fordfestiva com and get some help there. You can request help from KartRacer (Jay) - he is awesome with these carby festiva's! There are many other great people that care about your situation and are happy to have you and help you! Walth

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Thanks Walth! I'll always yield the floor (or answer space) to someone more knowledgeable on a subject, and I appreciate the reminder (carb - EFI) as well as the lead! www.fordfestiva.com/KartRacer Jay! (Mine is STILL not running!)

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No problem Clyde! Can you PM me your cargurus help topic? Or have I already commented on it? I don't know that much about the carbs -- different wiring harness, all those hoses, mech fp, and a lot of other changes. They're great, if running properly / clean carb.

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