Carburetor flooding on 1984 Chevy Caprice 305 motor

Asked by Mar 02, 2016 at 09:20 AM about the 1984 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 4 barrel Rochester Quadrajet keeps flooding
during cranking. So it won't start or starts and dies
then won't start again. Gas coming from went as
well as other parts of carburetor.

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Most likely time for a carb overhaul, especially. If it hasn't been updated for this garbage they call fuel today, and you should also change out the rubber fuel lines to the new multi-fuel hoses.

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9,885

I agree, a rebuild is in order. Floats could be sticking.

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31,395

Float needle is likely sticking. You risk an engine fire if trying to drive it. As the others said, rebuild the carb.

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It's hard to find good carburator parts, as most are foreign made junk nowadays. Try www.daytonaparts.com for some good stuff. And if the beast flooded too many times, you might have gas in your oil, so check it and change it if in doubt. We have to keep these classic beasts running!

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