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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a professional here at Just Answer. I have noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would see if you still need help with this.I apologize for the delay and I hope I can still assist you with this here.All your doing by pulling the choke is enriching the fuel mixture entering the engine, bad O2 Sensors will not usually cause the engine to not want to idle and or run . Due to the age of the car are you sure the catalytic converter is not just restricted. Why don't you try loosening the exhaust at the manifold till you have a healthy exhaust leak and see if the engine will now start and run. If it does then that usually means the converter is plugged up.