This is a 84 subaru gl. We have replaced the fuel filters played with the carb. new fuel pump. but she just wont stay started what happens is you turn the key and she starts up real niceit runs for about 30 seconds and then it dies. you can see the rpm gage just dip and there is nothing you can do it seems to keep it running when you pour starting fluid down the carb she runs longer but eventually dies. any ideas???
I drove it the other day and it left me stranded like this. It seemed to drive a little sluggish the last time she would go it did not want to do hills and I kept having to down shift to make it up (one of them I started in 3rd and ended up in 1st and wondered if it would make the top. then when I went to restart it would not stay started.
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You need to hone the accelerator pump well and adjust the throw of the pump rod as much as possible to get more fuel. Of course that is just a guess based on 100's of rebuilds i have done over the years. I have also found that Japanese carbs seldom turn out when rebuilt.
would need to have my head under the bonnet and play around with automotive multimeter to be sure but i suspect a fuel problem ,but would need more information like is it fuel injection or carb ,iam in europe and these cars still had a carb on at this age till 92 when the laws changed
I have a 1984 Gl Wagon 4WD; the fuel pump is located on the passenger side, on the frame rail under the back door, just in front of the rear wheel. It and the fuel filter are accessed by dropping the mounting plate that also serves as a protective plate. Again, this is the 4WD non-turbo EA81 engine GL Wagon; could be different on the 2WD version.
I have an 84 S-10 that had the same problem. Mine would die when I made a left turn. I had to replace the fuel pump and have not had that problem ever again. If you have a mechanical fuel pump that is located on the engine block, you can go to Auto Zone and get one cheap. If you have an electronic pump I would shop around to find the best price.
posible fuel pump, will the car start at all now??? does it crank over and just wont start?? if so.... tap the fuel tank from the drivers side underneath car wth a pece of wood!! not to hard! if it tries to go then its you fuel pump, in some case it will run, if so dont deive it as it could break down at anytime.