Exception in rendering!

Message: window is not defined

ReferenceError: window is not defined
    at new c (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:136:3912)
    at m.mountComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:47:15602)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:49:31860
    at a.r.perform (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:47:12503)
    at Object.a [as renderToString] (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:49:31821)
    at r (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:50:21164)
    at Object.S.ReactOnRails.serverRenderReactComponent (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:32:6073)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:173:8), <anonymous>:10:23)
    at eval (eval at <anonymous> (/tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:173:8), <anonymous>:17:3)
    at /tmp/execjs20161208-102436-1ee30ryjs:173:8

Q: Turns over won't start. 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle

asked by on

I got in my car this morning, turned the key and it turned over. But it wouldn’t start. It seemed like it doesn’t get enough gas, but when I pumped the gas pedal a couple of times it got flooded. It has a Carter carburetor in it. I wonder if it might be wired in there the wrong way. Do you know what might be wrong?

A: Hello. It is possible that there is a wirin...

Hello. It is possible that there is a wiring issue, or that the carburetor is actually leaking fuel into the engine which flooded it. I usually pull the spark plugs first to see if they are covered in fuel. If they are, then they need to be cleaned or replaced and the carburetor needs to be fixed. If there is not fuel, then I would check the engine for spark. If there is no spark, then there is an issue with the distributor. If you don't want to diagnose this yourself, consider YourMechanic, as a certified mechanic can come to your home or office to inspect the starting problem and assist with repair.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How to stop gas leakage from going into carburetor

Hi there. The excessive fuel into the carburetor would account for not being able to drive very far and heavily smoking from the exhaust. Two things come to mind, a sunk carburetor float(s) and/or float needle & seat not sealing....

Q: Stalls reaching normal temperatures

Hi there. I don't think that this is an overheating issue. This sounds like a carburetor problem. If the choke is not working correctly, then this will occur. The choke needs to open when the engine is warm as the...

Q: Car will turn over but not start, 2002 Chevrolet Impala

You need to have the fuel pressure tested to see if you are getting fuel pressure to the engine. You may have burned the fuel pump up by running it on low voltage and then jumping the car which could...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...