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Blockage somewhere along the fuel line causing the car to cut out suddenly while driving.

Ok, the problem specifically is that the fuel flow will occasionally cut out while driving. The petrol suddenly stops pumping through. The original problem I believe to have been caused by rust that was in my fuel tank blocking the pipe lines or perhaps the pump itself but the fuel line and tank are now more than clean enough. The problem got so bad that I have now removed the part that diverts the overflow of fuel back into the tank and I added fuel filters along the fuel line to try keep the fuel as clean as possible before going into the Carb. I still however have the same problem. In order to get the car going again, its realtively easy though highly annoying. I pull the pipe off at one of the filters, suck petrol through the filter from the tank into my mouth and spit it into the opening of the pipe. I then give a blow to make sure the fuel gets through. Then I reconnect the pipe and away we go. We suspect it may be a problem with the fuel pump but I have opened that up and everything appears to be in working order with no cracks or any visible damage at all. I cannot understand why it still cuts out on me. Any help or ideas will be highly appreciated.

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I doubt this is a fuel issue, sounds more like a failing part in the ignition system. Get the engine control module scanned for fault codes.

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SOURCE: Ford F100 Fuel System

how hard was it to pump it by hand?Iwould be suprised if a mechanical fuel pump could be easily pumped by hand as the spring pressure required to hold the arm against the eccentric is considerable If its a cleveland or windsor you cannot pump by hand.I own a 1980 running a cleveland and found that if you put an electric pump as close to the fuel tank as possible and have a good original mechanical pump fuel delivery is no longer a problem.I had to do this as soon as i went to a 600 holley as the original pump was not able to supply sufficient flow.the electric pump doesnt have to be an expensive hi volume type,it only has to help to get fuel to the mechanicl pump

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first, tap on the gas tank to see if it sounds empty, second, when you turn your key on you should hear the fuel pump turn on (faint whirring sound from gas tank) for a couple seconds.

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Get a 5 Gallon gas can fill it up and Pour it ALL in Tank (splash effect)
then turn key ON NOT START just ON till all Dash lights show then turn it off do this 5 times at Liest, and then try Starting Engine.If no start Look under hood at intake Manifold for Fuel Rail, and a small CAP on fuel Rail, this Cap is the test/ Cleaning Point With cap Off depress small PIN in middle of opening KEEP EYES AWAYif it SPRAYS HARD Fuel Pressure is Probably
good if it Dribles out fule Pump is not working correctly BUT if you find that Fues Sprays Good and Hard then NO START PROBLEM
has a Different Cause. N O T E This is asuming you DO NoT Have Fuel Pressure Guage And use CARE With FUEL NO Electric Droplights too close to Fuel ::::::: Hope this helps and you have Success with your car and P L E A S E DONT FORGET TO RATE ME

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sounds like a Mass air flow sensor to me.

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SOURCE: 1996 Chevy 1500 cuts out while driving

Sounds like an idler issue, adjust it first before doing anything else.

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