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1996 cougar 550 won't run!???!

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    1996 cougar 550 won't run!???!

    So I just bought a 1996 Cougar 550, and it won't stay running! It will run half choked, but not off. I'm pretty sure it had some bad gas in it, as I put new Super in just to get it loaded on the trailer. I'm planning on pulling the carbs and cleaning them and such, but can you think of any other reasons this would be happening? TIA

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    It runs so that eliminates many problems right off the bat. Check over the carb boots as well for cracking and tearing, those 90's cats are good for that.

    Clean those carbs thoroughly, it will love you long time.

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