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Problem with a 1406 edelbrock carb

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    not sure of the miles on it. been sitting a while to. Press down on the gas and the carb does not move. So ithink its frozen and been sitting a long while. So how do i fix this? or is it time for a new carb? as always thanks guys
     
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    86dieselburb 1/2 ton status

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    Try spraying some carb cleaner on the butterfly's. If that dont work get some carb cleaner in the gallon can and rebuild it. The Edlebrooks are simple to rebuild.
     
  3. 84CUCV

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    tryed carb cleaner, no luck thanks
     
  4. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    try this...

    I'd dump the entire carb in a pail of diesel fuel,enough to submerge it..let it soak a day or two,then gently try coaxing the throttle open..its probably the accelerator pump frozen in its bore thats causing it to be "seized",or the butterflys themselves..

    You could remove the link to it from the throttle lever and see if it the butterflys open then--if so,its the pump thats "stuck",and you may or may not be able to salvage the carb,depending on how nasty it looks inside..Edelbrocks get all white and fuzzy inside if water gets in them..:crazy:
     
  5. JohnnyWagon

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    Make sure all the external linkage pieces are intact and functioning.
     
  6. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    yea, i just tried again it pretty solid. thanks guys
     
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    454k30 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    take it off the motor, break it all the way down til its nothing more than a carb body and rebuild it. Probably just super gummy from sitting for a time period.
     
  8. 84CUCV

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    yeah, looks likr that is waht i am going to do thx
     

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