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quadrajet choke problem

86 GMC p/u with 350 with quadrajet. Engine starts, races and then quits. Prior to this behavior engine starts rpm wavers up and down then idles. p/u driven once a month.

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Maybe the vacuum and/or mechanical advance is not working?

If the engine starts runs, races and then stops, to me that means you got fuel. I don't know if the choke is the problem here.
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quadrajet choke problem

thank you for the reply. I found some videos on YouTube and learned about the wire to the choke coil. I traced the wire behind the distributor and found it shredded by a rat. Replaced the wire and p/u runs OK.
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thank you for the reply. I found some videos on YouTube and learned about the wire to the choke coil. I traced the wire behind the distributor and found it shredded by a rat. Replaced the wire and p/u runs OK.
There's got to be a Rat Motor joke in there someplace.
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