Carburetor Repair

What is a carburetor?

A carburetor blends fuel with air so that the vehicle?s internal combustion engine runs properly. The engine runs ?lean? if there is not enough fuel mixed with the air, and the engine runs ?rich? if there is too much fuel mixed with the air. Fuel injections systems have replaced carburetors in newer vehicles.

How do I know the carburetor needs to be repaired?

If a carburetor runs lean, the engine may not run properly, and the engine can be damaged. If it runs rich, it can flood out or easily stall, and will waste fuel. Needing frequent jump starts is another symptom that there are problems with the carburetor.

What are my options?

The vehicle can either be taken to a local repair shop, or a skilled owner may be able to repair a carburetor. There are automotive websites that advertise repair services, while others sell carburetor parts online. Some service manuals or other how-to books can also be purchased online.


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