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Just got 1983 eldorado biarritz, when trying to start it will catch and run perfectly when gas is put directly into the carb. But as soon as that is used up it stops. Where to start looking, I believe fuel pump is in gas tank no? Is ecm problem ? Thanks

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Hi there,

first thing to do is check the fuel flow - clean the in-line as you did and change the canister filter. Also check for any blockages / kinks in the fuel line etc. Vent opened on tank if applicable

Would the engine rev up when out of gear ?

Also check your ignition switch,check spark, fuel pump, voltage regulator,pick up coil in dist,

Let me know for further clarification.

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check all vacuum hoses.if any looks cracked replace them.make sure carburater bolts are tight.check the egr valve make sure its not leaking.besure have your idle speed should be at 550 to 600 rpms.

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SOURCE: 1979 cadillac eldorado biarritz headlights dont turn on anymore

You don't say if the parking lights and/or tail lights come on. If the rest of the lights are working. Try replacing the dimmer switch on the floor. It's relatively simple to do and cost about $15.00 depending on where you are

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is the fan coming on? are you losing water out the radiator? if the head gasket is blown it can be blown into the oilpan the oil will be milky it can be leaking out the side of the heaqd at the block or going into the cylinders and out the exhaust you can also have a bad thermostat i have bought bad new ones one way to test it is take it out and boil it in a pan of water it should open about 180 to 190

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If no spark you might try a dist. module

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