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I bought an 87 Suzuki Samurai that had been sitting with a little over half a tank of gas for 1+ year. Stalled occasionally for awhile, put carburetor and fuel tank cleaner through. Now when the gas tank gets to below half, it stalls when I take my foot off the accelerator/won't idle. I've changed the fuel pump and fuel filter myself. Wondering if the issue is with the fuel sending unit. Help!

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I just ran into this problem as I was rebuilding my 1.3 engine. When you put the mechanical pump back on, you have to be sure the rod that pushes against the pump is all the way in, check this with your finger, you should only feel about 1/4 inch of the rod, if you should feel more, turn the crank with a wrench until it goes in all the way. Then put your pump on making sure that you start both mounting bolts before you begin to tighten, as you tighten gently pull back on the top of the pump, so the lever will line up with the pumps push rod in the head. Your pump will work fine after that.

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find the Idle air control valve on the side of the intake and then take off and clean or replace you could try taking a small ball peen hammer and tapping it lightly while it is idling let will genarly free them up

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You need to find out what psi the fuel pump is. You need to run a "low" psi pump. They usually run 2-5 psi. Then you need to buy a good fuel regulator (not the dial type, those are useless) and set it to 3 - 3.5 psi.

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SOURCE: cannot get 1987 chevy van 20 to keep running... stalls out

Best do a fuel pressure test. Should have chg. fuel filter from the get go. The only other filter is on the end of the fuel pump in tank. Bad gas and dirty gas will plug up fuel filter, hense burn pump up.

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check all of the vaccum lines and check for leak at the fuel injection unit and for leaks at the intake manifold also make sure the spark plugs are at the right gap and change the fuel filter and here is a couple of website to checout www.autozone.com and www.alldatadiy.com and i forgot one www.taurusclub.com and i hope i have been some help to you Michigan Man.

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