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Q: Vehicle hard to start

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The carburetor on my vehicle is not working. The vehicle is hard to start.

A: The carburetor on your van may have gotten ...

The carburetor on your van may have gotten sediment from the fuel system into it, which causes the jets to get clogged. I recommend having the fuel pump checked to see if it is working properly and sending the right amount of fuel pressure and volume to the carburetor. The carburetor should also be removed and overhauled with new fuel filters. Have a qualified mechanic come and diagnose the hard start.

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