> Hi guys, gota a strange problem, when i start my car it runs very
> rough and the whole car shakes around it neutral, after a minute
> driving this stops but every few seconds the car will jump baddly,
> like the engine stops starts. After 5 minutes of this all is good and
> the car runs fine.
I also have an 85 Corolla. Here are a few things to check:
Does it happen more when it's raining or damp?
In order of cost:
- Change the plugs. Mine eats plugs every 10-15K, even though they look fine
- Change the rotor and distributor cap
- Change the plug wires
Does it happen only when the car is cold, not every time you start it?
- Make sure to depress the gas pedal once to the floor before starting to
set the choke
- Check that the choke butterfly closes all the way. If not, clean everything
in and around the carb with carb cleaner and then lub everything. I use
WD40, which everyone says doesn't work, but it does for me.
Third possibility is a vacuum leak, which is hard to find.
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