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Choke knob keeps popping back in

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Wasn't sure if this should go in here or in the engine section, but let's try here as it relates to the interior!

Invariably when I pull the choke knob out and turn it to lock it in place, it will come off whatever stopped it's on and pop back in. I'll end up having to pull the choke out two or three times and then carefully turn the knob so it stays in place. Once it's there then it won't jump back in unless I turn the knob and push it back in manually.

Before I start taking things apart and inevitably have the car off the road for months(!), does anyone know what would be causing this and how to solve it please?

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9 hours ago, EXCEL V8 said:

Check first to confirm that the steel "spring" is in place around the diecast aluminium alloy body of the assembly - it should be immediately behind the threaded section.  Lotus position may be required!


Oh gawd... my back hasn't forgiven me for being in that position a year ago.

On a side note, I was in that position under the dash of my Evo about 8 years ago doing some soldering back there. Dropped the soldering iron in the middle of it. Fortunately the carpeting was saved by the iron dropping onto my forearm and sticking there melting into my skin. That burn took a while to heal!

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