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Old 11-27-2005, 09:58 PM   #1
puppyboi
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1988 dodge diplomat se 318 5.2l

hello everyone!

i am having a problem with my 2 barrel carb on my 1988 dodge diplomat se with the 5.2 liter v-8 318 motor.

i am unsure of the proper naming of these items so i hope to be able to describe well enough.

on the top of the carb is the choke...from the front of the motor just before the choke butterfly..is a little rectangular space (not the plate with the screws) i have alot of fuel coming out of this area leaking all ober my intake manifold.

what is the problem? how do i fix it? and about how much $ to fix it??

thank you all for your help.

adios,
pup
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Old 11-27-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
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From your description it sounds like the float is sticking, causing the float bowl to overflow. If that is the case, give the top of the carb a few good whacks with a small hammer (no, not hard enough to break the carb body). If this clears up the problem, it's not fixed, but you'll know what to do. Disassemble and rebuild/repair the carb.
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