When the choke is pulled out in the morning to warm the engine, the idling is very ragged and then the engine shuts off. Why? For the past year and a half, from time to time, has left me in the road. First, it hesitates when driving, then bucks and then suddenly stops. When I try to start it, the engine cranks even though the usual dashboard lights come on but go off when finished cranking. The points and condenser has been changed three times within the last year but that hasn't rectified the ongoing issue. Up to yesterday morning, I started the car and with the choke pulled out it idled and then shut off. When the choke was pushed back in, it cranked but didn't start. When the car is driven or on and the accelerator is pressed, it sounds irregular. Not sure if this is a distributor or fuel filter issue but I am wary of driving it until this is sorted out and my two mechanics have not sorted it out up to now. Please help!
have the same problem?
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 AT 4:58 PM