How to Replace a Carburetor

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Carburetor . Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Flashlight
  • Pliers
  • Combination Wrench Set
  • Carburetor
  • Carburetor Mounting Gasket

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $944.57 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $1,233.17 parts and labor


  • Prop the engine hood up and take the air cleaner assembly out of the engine compartment.
  • Now you can get at the carburetor rather easily.
  • Turn the vehicle on and make sure that the vehicle is on parking brake. Examine the seals of the carburetor carefully to see any leakage.
  • Tune the air/fuel mixture screws to see whether there is a change in engine sound. No change in the engine sound suggests that the carburetor is defective.
  • Turn the vehicle off and examine closely the carburetor throttle bore. The presence of carbon on the throttle bore suggests that the carburetor has sustained some internal damage.
  • Discard the rubber vacuum hoses from the carburetor. Don’t forget to mark each of the hose for reference purpose.
  • Using a specific fuel line crimper tool, discard the fuel lines from the carburetor.
  • Detach the throttle linkage from the carburetor.
  • Once all the lines have been disconnected, unbolt the nuts from the studs holding the intake manifold.
  • Take the carburetor out of the manifold.
  • Take the old gasket out and wipe off the mounting surface of the intake manifold from dust, debris or remaining pieces of old gasket.
  • Position the new gasket on the mounting surface of manifold and adjust the new carburetor carefully on it. Secure the carburetor and the manifold with nuts.
  • Reattach the throttle linkage and all the lines back to the carburetor. Make sure that you take help from the reference marks to connect the lines.
  • It is suggested to consult professional technician for the adjustment of carburetor.

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