MUST PUMP GAS PEDAL ALOT TO START ENG

1974 Chrysler Newport

Tiny

karmavet

April, 4, 2009 AT 8:40 PM

Engine Performance problem
1974 Chrysler Newport V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 78,000 miles

1974 Chrysler Newport, 78k orig. Miles. Runs smooth. Problem with starting car. Must keep pumping gas pedal to get engine to start otherwise engine keeps turning over and over and over without starting.
The car was tuned up.I am using Regular Gas. Any ideas as to what the problem is?
I am not a mechanic. Just a lover of old cars.
Thanks, carolyn

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Tiny

hmac300

October, 7, 2009 AT 9:29 PM

I'd check the carb float or rebuild the carb all together. Also check to see if the choke plate is closing when cold. With today's fuel and alcohol in it it may have eaten teh center of the float and the float won't work anymore causing your condition.

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