my 1980 chevrolet c10 streigth six will not star bit will with starting fluid.

Asked by Feb 06, 2017 at 08:44 PM about the 1980 Chevrolet C/K 10 Custom Deluxe

Question type: Car Selling & Trading In

my 1980  Chevrolet c10 six will cranks and will not start, but it does start when starting fluid is injected, then stops.

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You have a fuel delivery problem. Check the fuel pump and fuel filter for starters. Your carb may need a rebuild if the needle is stuck.

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Try tapping on the carburetor where the fuel line screws into the carburetor. Use the handle end of a large screwdriver. If it then fires up (may take a little bit of cranking to get the float bowl filled up) the float inside the carburetor is sticking. HTH. -Jim

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