Originally Posted by Red72FJ40
I definitely think it is the accelerator pump. When I push down on the accelerator, I don't see the pump engaging or the gas squirting. I really have to push down hard on the lever itself to get the pump to work, and once it does I see the gas squirt and it starts right up. I think the linkage is OK, just think the pump is sticky. Do I need to replace the pump part or can I take it apart and clean it?
A carb rebuild is basically taking it apart and cleaning it, then as you put it back together replacing parts that are worn or damaged. The rebuild kit will include a new pump.
While you might be successful in getting the pump to move smoothly and be good running - the question becomes how long until the carb has its next/another problem. Can you post up some photos of the carb?