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Manual Choke Not working well after carburetor rekit?


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sumtum
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Jan 11, 2013, 3:22 AM

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Heyall.


I've just rekitted my carburetor and thought I had done everything correctly. Set the float levels right (I think) etc.

Now the choke doesn't seem to be working very well? Is this just a cable adjustment or is there something inside the carbi I've set up incorrectly for this type of problem?

This is an 1983 Toyota Corolla , KE70 model, 4KC engine.
(I'm in Australia).

Thanks.

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Jan 11, 2013, 4:31 AM

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How are we supposed to know what you messed up during assembly?



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sumtum
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Jan 11, 2013, 4:57 AM

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Well, it may not be the assembly. I've pulled the top off it again and can't see what it would be. I thought there may be one particular section which affects this. Or maybe there isn't?

Just thought some of you experts may have done the same at once in your life and know what it could be.


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Jan 11, 2013, 5:05 AM

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90% of the techs working today have never even seen the inside of a carb since they have been obsolete for nearly 30 years and the few of us that are old enough to have worked on many of these still have no idea which of the over 300 different carb models you may be working on and then still don't know what you may have assembled upside down or not at all.



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Jan 11, 2013, 6:01 AM

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By manual choke, do you mean this is cable operated from inside the cabin? What do you mean by the choke isn't working well? Is it not opening or closing all the way?





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sumtum
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Jan 11, 2013, 6:20 AM

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Yep, it's manual. Cable operated.
Could be that, but it seems to be opening up fine.


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Jan 11, 2013, 6:29 AM

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Jan 11, 2013, 6:44 AM

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Quick read - sorry but almost certain of the problem. There were no manual chokes even this old that I know of on cars. Converting to one if in a kit you either have to remember to hold gas pedal part way down or defeat the step cam which will stop you from just pulling on a cable and setting the choke or even mess up whatever adjustment was attempted.

Best fix is to put it back to original automatic choke or about post instructions on dash so nobody who might ever use the thing will mess it up.

Go back 25 years older than this you would frequently find just a pull choke AND and throttle hold knob such that you got your choke and the fast idle at your choice but people are too stupid for such things anymore - laugh.

Manual chokes were plain different than automatic ones. No choke pull off needed so if you put one of those kits on anything newer you are screwed unless it came with all the right parts which I already know it didn't. Choke plate itself has to be different too. These things can work but you just make a car theft proof in that nobody but the one who understood what they did would ever be able to make it work right,

T


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Jan 11, 2013, 6:46 AM

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Leave it locked HT. You posted while I was looking for pics of what I was trying to describe - T






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