• Tiny
  • Willy
  • 1988 Ford Festiva

My Festiva has started running bad, stallling and at times will not even idle. Last summer a mechanic found a burnt fusible link and replaced it. Within a couple days it blew again. I thought it was for the AC, which doesn't work so I wasn't too worried. Now I have been told it is for the 'ptc carburetor heater'. Is this a replaceable part, or must the carb be replaced? What is a carburetor heater anyhow? It has been cold and wet weather if that makes any difference.


Thursday, December 28th, 2006 AT 12:32 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • autopro
  • Member

Carb heater is a device that heats up air / fuel in the morning for easier to start. That may be has a electricle short or draw too much curent, caused burn out fusiblink. What I said here, is based on theory only. I wish I can help u fix it.

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Thursday, December 28th, 2006 AT 12:56 AM

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