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Old 12-06-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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How do I get this thing to stop sticking? As far as I can see, it'* not bent, there'* no excessive goo on it, and i'm getting REALLY tired of having to take off my pan and filter to get my car to run well (or, in some cases, at all)....not to mention that if I don't, I burn through insane amounts of fuel.

Anybody got any suggestions on what might be wrong? 83 305 v8 with 4bbl, all factory.

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I can't say for certain but it almost sounds like the electric choke may be bad

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i tend to agree with jr3800

or the vacum pull off
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Thanks, guys. We'll start with the vacuum lines and hope for the best...that choke will be notsomuch fun to find. :P
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I would just do it redneck and strap the choke open all the time, you have anymore problems with the choke.
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Can make it damn near impossible to start in winter, though. She has to sit outside.

Finally found the problem. Choke pulloff is bad. Leave it to me to miss the cheap (and obvious!) solution. Who'd have thunk a 24 year old part could go bad?

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LOL..... Will this make it an easy fix..

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It sure will! I think there'* all of three bolts.
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Did it fix the problem? Hopefully it did.
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Sure did. Car still runs cruddily, though that'* probably a combination of gunked up carburetor and fouled spark plugs (both likely due to the choke having been bad). I don't have any more time or $$ to mess with it. I get my Lumina back today, and I'll have to find indoor storage for the Bonneville on Wednesday or Thursday.
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