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Pontiac Repair/wiring for choke on carburator


i want to know wehe the power come from for the choke on the caburator on a firebird esprit 1980 whit a 3.8l v6

Hi there:

Well I don'tt have service manual access to car that are that old, sorry. I can tell you that a lot of them get power from the oil pressure switch I cab't tell you for sure if that is how it works on this car or not. You can always use a power feed from The iginion switch if all else fails. find a fuse that only has power on it when the key is "on" and run a wire for that to the choke. Make sure you run it from the load side of the fuse so if for some reason it short out the fuse blosw and doesn't melt your wire. good luck :-}

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General auto repair,electrical issues,driveability issues,anti-lock brakes,SIR systems,HVAC,engine performance,Gm specific. I have worked at my current dealership since the 1990 model year anything much older than that I have limited exposure to. I do not have very much transmission experience so those question you may want to ask of another expert. When you send me a question let me know the exact make/model/engine and year for the car or suv you have it makes it easier to answer the questions that way. If your happy with the answer I gave you please feel free to Donate. This is a free service to you and I am not compensated at all by this web site. I have 22 years of experience to share with you and my knowledge wasn't free to me. I had to pay for my education.


Experience in the area: I have been a technician in GM dealerships for over 22 years and I am a ASE master technician. I work at a Buick and GMC truck store Previously I worked at a Pontiac GMC store for 18 years. I Served a a lead technician when dealership was on a team system. I just recently moved to a Buick,Hummer,Saab Store when my franchise was purchased by this dealership. Organizations: ASE master technician


Education/Credentials:High school diploma,2 year vocational school degree 2 year college degree. Associates degree in applied sciences (auto technology)Awards and Honors: GMC master technician

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