My fiance' has an issue with her '74 Plymouth Satellite 2bbl 318... I
understand that this isn't a mopar group, but there are several people here
who's general advice I trust. Anyway, her prob is that the engine bogs
under accel, moreso at lower speeds than at higher. Considering I don't
have a hell of a lot of experience dealing with carb'd engines, other than
replacing the fuel filter (which she's done, a little help but not much) and
cleaning the carb, what else should I suggest she look at? Any help is
Sounds like a bad accelerator pump in the carb to me. Try looking down the
throat of the carb (with the engine shut off) and look for a shot of fuel to
spray from the top down into each venturi. If you don't see anything it's
time for a card rebuild. - Gary
Chryslers suck for carburetion and always have. They either used Carter (bad)
or Holley (worse). LOL.
Most times, it's an old tired carburetor in need of a rebuild as Gary stated.
Also make sure your tuneup components are good, no vacuum lines have gone
astray (not many of 'em), and there's no other obvious problems (choke
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
Evidently, giving it a good cleaning and lubricating the throttle/choke
assembly fixed the prob. I kinda thought it might be a sticking butterfly,
just wasn't sure... Apparently, that's what it was. Thanks for the help.
I talked to her earlier tonight, and she's got a Holley 2bbl on it now. She
had the Holley on 2 years ago, replaced it with the Carter for smog testing,
and put the Holley back on approx 6 months ago. The Holley sat in a box for
a year before she reinstalled it, hopefully that'll give some more detail...
She also said it doesn't bog if she winds it up before going from a stop.
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