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post #3 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
Fairlane500SA
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Alrighty! Long story short, I had taken it to a mechanic and they claimed I needed a rebuilt. Didn't charge me for inspection... but said it would cost me $1500- $3000. HAH
I bought a new modulator and installed it with no luck. Tried putting into reverse while slowly driving with no luck.
Well, the other day I decided to examine the carburetor searching for vacuum leaks and to adjust the choke and what do I find?
A jammed kickdown arm.
Sprayed some WD40 on the thing, added a few rubberbands to aid the weak spring and BOOM
GOOD AS NEW!
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