Car just quit on us.
Fuel doesn't appear to be getting from tank to carb. Poured fuel in carb, car runs great (until fuel in carb runs out). Fuel filter has been replaced, all parts cleaned and checked, appears that lines aren't clogged, hoping it's not the fuel pump as that means take out gas tank. Yuck!.
Any ideas? Have we missed anything?
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Sugar has been dismissed as a vandalism method for cars. There is no affect to the engine. It just sits in the tank and the fuel system is protected by a screen. So the issue that you are having has nothing to do with the sugar. Take it back to the mechanic and tell them to fix it because they probably did something.
Diesel should not hurt your car as long as you did not put to much in your tank. I would recommend that you buy a good bottle of octane booster dump it in your tank then fill it up with a high octane full like 91 octane. That should make up for the difference. Your car may smoke a little bit until all of the diesel is out of your system but it should be fine after that. I hope this helps and if you have any other questions please feel free to ask.
This truck is fuel injected, the problem sounds like a weak fuelpump, it runs when you pour gas into it until that gas runs out, the first thing is to test the fuel preasure, if the pump is weak it may run with gas poured into it but wont idle, also a common problem is the coolant temp sensor and the ground wires to thermostat housing bolt but i wont bet its the pump inside the fuel tank, if you put a fuel gauge on it there should be at least 55-61 psi if its a few pounds lower it can cause problems, you have everything else and it runs with gas poured so its a fuel problem check the preasure, theres a valve up top on the fuel line to connect a fuel gauge to it, start there hope this is helpful.
i would check the site glass on the front of the carb to see if their is fuel in the carb . the glass should be about half full of fuel. if not i would check the gas lines and fuel fillter. if those are all in working order then i would check the operation of the fuel pump.( on the 83 it is a mechanical fuel pump on the front of the motor. easy to change . two bolts and three fuel lines .
If your fuel pump is shot, it wouldn't matter if it was getting 24 volts, but, Unless you have a capacitor or a voltage thing in the line, it should be 12 volts, the breaker could cut the voltage, But I would suspect the fuel pump to be the culprit. If you say the car started when you poured in the gas. You can access the pump in a few places, I don't know where they stuck yours, but it could be on the frame, in the rear, or in the tank, access through the trunk floor, or drop the tank. An aftermarket electric pump could be used if you wanted to. Hope this helps.
Hi, The carb is gummed up from sitting. The best solution is to take it apart and clean it. The starter fluid indicates that it has clogged jets or stuck floats. The good news is that if it cranks with the starter fluid everything else is probably OK. Good Luck!
Try to see if you are getting fuel up to the carb by pulling of the hard line and have someone crank the car hold line away from yourself and into a bowl or cup. The fuel filter is inside the carb i belive (if its a quadrajunk) also check that. If it is fuel injected check fuel filter should be back under the car near tank discenct and see if you are getting fuel.