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Holley Idle Sticking

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kj1963falcon, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. kj1963falcon

    kj1963falcon Registered Member

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    I am having problems with my throttle sticking and it has me stumped.

    Last weekend I installed a new throttle cable and mounting bracket from Lokar and with the truck off everything moves smoothly and works great. The problem is when I fire the truck up the throttle sticks even once it is fully warmed up. Even if I work the linkage by hand I can feel some resistance, but as soon as I turn the truck off everything moves nicely.

    Does anyone have any ideas:confused:
     
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    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Try some WD40?
     
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    How old is this carburetor?
     
  4. kj1963falcon

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    I did try some wd40 and I also sprayed some carb cleaner around and in the carb to try and fix any sticking but it didn't seem to help.

    I don't know much about carbs but i kind of feels like the choke is stuck on, which is providing drag on the throttle linkage?

    The carb is a Holley 4118 with an electric choke. I have no idea how old the carb is, it was on the truck when I got it.
     
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    Check your plugs to see if you are running rich. You may need to adjust your choke and/or idle mixture.
     

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