Q: Carburetor problem

asked by on February 16, 2016

After pouring gas in the carburetor, the car will start, but then dies.

Car is not starting Inspection $79.99 - $99.99 Get a Quote

The carburetor needs a good supply of fuel to keep the engine running; if the fuel pump is not suppling the fuel, or the filter is clogged solid, then fuel cannot get to the carburetor. If fuel is getting to the carburetor, then the needle and seat in the carburetor could be plugged or stuck. I recommend that you have a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your car and perform a fuel pressure test to diagnose the no start.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

Reving

When the car is in gear, the load on the engine is sufficient to prevent the malfunction. If the engine idle speed on your vehicle is controlled by an idle control valve (ICV), that ICV valve can fail or a...

Ticking when accelerating but no tick when idle or in neutral revving

It sounds like the ticking you are describing may be the result of an exhaust gasket leak. When the exhaust gasket begins to fail, this may cause this type of ticking sound as the engine RPM's increase. I would suggest...

Hello, my 2011 Chevy aveo is stalling at 60mph on the freeway and is smoking from the tail pipe. Do you have an idea of what this

Hi Nicole. Thanks for submitting your question tonight. There are a few possible issues here. First off, if the check engine light is illuminated, this means that one of the vehicle sensors has detected some sort or mechanical or electrical...

My Audi A4 has a bad transmission range sensor and when accelerating the car shakes, I don't know if it's the sensor?

A faulty transmission range selector switch/sensor could have some negative effects on vehicle performance and consequently the switch should be replaced prior to a diagnostic for the acceleration problem you are describing. After the sensor/switch is replaced, if the acceleration...

Click no start

If you were driving and your engine stopped abruptly then you may have broke a timing chain and engine seized. You will need to first try and jump start the engine to see if it will turn? If you just...

Why would my clutch pedal be stuck on the floor in my 1999 Honda Civic

Hello. The most common cause of a clutch pedal not returning to its upright position is a bad clutch master cylinder. When it fails internally it will no longer hold pressure which keeps it from returning up. It can also...

High RPM's after tune up.

Hi there. Sounds like the rodent that nested on the engine may have knocked off a vacuum hose or chewed through a vacuum hose. The engine idle could be high for a vacuum leak or the idle air control valve...

Cv axle people say it fine it shift back and forth and clunk sound in the wheel area.

Hello. If you are referring to the front cv axles they can have a small amount of play in them. The inner joint can have a small amount of in and out movement as well as some up and down...

The clutch pedal has lost all tension what should i check?

The clutch pedal going all the way to the floor without disengaging the clutch is caused by a failure in the hydraulic clutch linkage. There is a clutch master cylinder (and reservoir) and a slave cylinder down underneath near the...

Related articles

Understanding the GMC Oil Life System and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The GMC Oil Life System indicates when and what service your car needs.
2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2012 GMC Terrain: Which One Should I Buy?
The mid-size crossover SUV category offers the comfort and size of an SUV, but on the platform of a car, giving it the look and feel of a large hatchback. The unibody construction typical of passenger vehicles is used instead...
How Does the Carburetor Work Within the Fuel System?
The carburetor is responsible for mixing gasoline and air together in just the right amounts and getting that mixture into the cylinders. Though they...