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I pour gas in the carb and it will start but not keep running

I just had the transmission replaced and left the salvage yard garage. i went about 15 miles, went to pull in and it cut off. if i pour gas in the carb it will start but only keep running as long as you keep patting the gas quick and short pats. the shade tree mechanic i have says it can only be the fuel pump which is $ 150.00 where i live. he has checked nothing else so far just says trust his knowledge. i am a female of course and on fixed income and have just spent over $ 700.00 for the transmission. is it possible they left something undone? they say it cranked and left the shop so not their problem . please help me !! what is a relay? where is it? about how much is it? what about a fuse? where is it ? about how much? any other wire connection i could possibly check? please if anyone has a suggestion -- i need a way to go ...

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  • dunn4sure Nov 16, 2008

    thanks for trying but this didnot answer any questions? is there not a way to check this to be sure? anyone else please feel free to comment ......... thank you broke and stuck and car dumb !!!!!!!!!!

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There are several things that can be checked...one of the first and easist is to aslo check for spark while cranking....if there is also no spark .the fuel pump is not the problem...a pikup plate in the distributor...a crank sensor ...a relay ...or a computer can be at fault. have your mechanic check for spark and let me know the results

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What kind of car is it? if its carburated you can buy an inline fuel pump for abour 50.00.easy to install and u can hear it working.

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I agree, suspect fuel pump.

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  • lesterallen Nov 16, 2008

    Well, before you buy a new pump you may consider having the present one tested for pressure and fuel delivery. You can also purchase used fuel pumps if the present one proves to be defective.

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