Carburetor not working properly

Tiny
REBELXD22
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  • 1983 DODGE RAM
  • 3.7L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
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  • 23,000 MILES
My Slant Six has a 1 Barrel Stock Carburetor and it seems to be working fine. But my air intake fits right but because of low idle and sometimes shuts off. If I put pressure on the air intake, then it idles fine at the right RPMs. But if I let go it acts stupid as if it’s getting too much air and if I hit the gas it sputters like it’s pulling too much air. How do I fix this problem?
Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 AT 10:49 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

Have you checked to make sure the carburetor isn't loose? If you are putting pressure on the air intake, you are likely moving the carburetor.

Let me know.

Joe
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Thursday, December 30th, 2021 AT 5:00 PM

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