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Duel tank problem

I have a dual gasoline tank and a dash switch to select which tank I use. When I switch to the front tank the engine dies as if I have no fuel. The dask tank indicator says that the tank is over 3/4 full. I have put more gasoline in the tank but still the engine dies when I switch to that tank. I have looked at the fuse panel and no fuse is blown and I don't know if there is a seperate tank filter that could be plugged and not letting the fuel thru. I have an old manual but it does not cover duel tanks.

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  • maramcvay_23 May 01, 2009

    i have the same problem changed fuel pump, fuel filter, coil, icm, rotor, cap, starter, plugs and wires not getting enough power too pump

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    dual fuel tanks when front tank is selected the engine dies

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    engine dies when I select front fuel tank



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It sounds to me like you like you have a fuel pump problem in your front tank. I don't know what to tell you without knowing what engine is in your truck but that is what I would start to check first.

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