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1983 van has been sitting awhile, can't get ga sto carb

How do you check to see if fuel pump is working?

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Pump the gas while looking down into the carb, if you see a spray of fuel then there is gas in the carb bowl. and the pump is working, if no gently tap on the carb fuel bowl, the inlet valve may be stuck closed from varnish caused by dried fuel.

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