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Q: Vehicle refuses to start.

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My vehicle will not start.

A: Fuel supply to the carburetor needs to be c...

Fuel supply to the carburetor needs to be checked. The fuel system including the fuel pump and filter will need to inspected is there is no supply at the carburetor. The carburetor may need to be checked for filling as a stuck closed float will prevent the vehicle from starting or running. Also you will want to verify ignition spark at the spark plugs. Check vacuum lines and the gasket seal at the base of the carburetor to ensure no air or vacuum leak. Cylinder compression will also need to checked if all air, fuel and ignition systems check out. You may want to enlist the help of a mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, to assist in the diagnosis and repair.

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