Electric Choke - DodgeForum.com

1st Gen Ram Tech '93 & older Rams: This section is for TECHNICAL discussions only, that involve 1993 Rams and older. For any non-tech discussions, please direct your attention to the "General discussion/NON-tech" sub sections.

Electric Choke


Old 11-19-2005, 11:07 PM
Fubba is offline
Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 185
Default Electric Choke

I have an 83 D-150. It used to have the trusty ol' slant-6, but we put in a 318 out of an 87 diplomat. My question is, my old motor's carburetor didn't have an electric choke. This other one does. I just rebuilt the carb today and noticed that the choke hasn't ever been hooked up. The wires were stuck off to the side. Can I hook this one up? If so, how? Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2005, 04:09 AM
DodgeRam318_4bbl is offline
Record Breaker
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Apex, North Carolina: Raleigh/Durham Metro
Posts: 2,066
Default RE: Electric Choke

Hook the Positive wire to any 12-volt power source that is switched on with the ignition EXCEPT the coil or the alternator - Hooking it to the coil wil fry the choke and hooking it to the alternator will damage your charging system - Trust me on that one, I did it, and had to rewire the entire engine compartment, and hook the other wire to a ground source - basically any bolt on a grounded piece of metal. I hooked mine up to the turn signals up under the dash. Another good source is the radio. Also, use an inline fuse so in case something goes wrong, the fuse blows and the choke doesn't.
Hope this helps.
Good Luck!
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
2nd Gen Ram Tech
02-29-2016 09:45 AM
3rd Gen Ram Tech
10-16-2015 05:46 PM
Dodge Dart
09-28-2015 11:43 PM
Dodge Stratus
09-16-2015 12:36 PM
2nd Gen Ram Tech
09-07-2015 07:20 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Your question will be posted in: