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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 09, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Won't idle well

My 71 has a 307 2bb, and it starts fine, and idles fast (cold idle).

However, the idle won't slow down. If I step on the gas when it's idling fast, it will idle down but then stall out. If I shift into gear (automatic) when the car is idling fast, it stalls out.

Any thoughts greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 15th, 09, 5:51 AM
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Re: Won't idle well

have you recently ran it empty? check fuel filter(s?)
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 09, 1:28 AM
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Re: Won't idle well

sounds like it could be a vacuum leak. take a big towel and smother the carb while it's running. if it doesn't die out, odds are you have a vacuum leak.

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