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Q: Car floods and dies after installing new carburetor

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I had a new carburetor installed, but now my car floods and dies after driving a short distance.

A: A carburetor may flood if dirt enters the n...

A carburetor may flood if dirt enters the needle valve and prevents it from closing. It may also flood if the float is set too high, or it develops a leak and sinks. Finally, flooding can occur due to excessive pressure being forced past the needle valve. YourMechanic has plenty of carburetor experts on hand who could inspect the carburetor installation, and replace it, if necessary.

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