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Carburetor

By Andy Y, April 27, 2009

What Does a Carburetor Do?

A carburetor is a device that regulates the mixture of incoming air and fuel in the engine cylinders. Carburetors were used widely until the 1980s, when fuel injection brought better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Carburetor

  • Hard starting
  • Rough idle
  • Lack of power
  • Emissions failure

Carburetor Repair Advice

  • Carburetors are often unnecessarily replaced when they could be repaired by a qualified technician
  • Carburetors contain many small fuel and air passages that can easily become clogged by dirt or debris

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