Carburetor Mechanic

Repair and adjust motor vehicle carburetors.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Carburetor Mechanics do?

Repairs and adjusts motor vehicle carburetors: Disassembles carburetors and gasoline filter units, using handtools. Examines parts for defects and tests needle valves with wire gauges and flowmeter. Cleans parts in solvents to remove dirt and gum deposits. Repairs or replaces defective parts. Reassembles carburetor and gasoline filter, and installs them in vehicle. Starts engine and turns adjustment screw to regulate flow of air and gasoline through carburetor, using testing equipment. May operate drill press, lathe, and other power tools to retap jets, ream throttle bodies and chokes, and machine seating surfaces of carburetor housings. May install and repair mechanical devices that convert conventional systems to use of other fuels [VEHICLE-FUEL-SYSTEMS CONVERTER].

Should I be a Carburetor Mechanic?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Carburetor Repairer, Carburetor Specialist, Clutch Mechanic, Compressor Mechanic, Bus, Foreign-Car Mechanic See More

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