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What manual do I need for a 1983 Ford Honey RV 22 FT.? I have gas fumes entering inside. I think the carburetor needs rebuilding but want to check the exhaust system.

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YOU HAVE AN EXHAUST LEAK ON THE FRONT END OF THE EXHAUST SYSTEM.GET THAT FIXED ASAP! THAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE!

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SOURCE: gas fumes inside and out side the car when it is hot outside

Try having the area that the hose was disconnected from steamed cleaned, or go to a car wash wash and spray the area. It might help, that is if you already haven't done so.

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if it was me i would start with a new fuel filter and some STP gas treatment if you let it sit for a long time there maybe water in the gas tank and try these websites to see if they have your motorhome listed its www.autozone.com and the other one is www.alladtadiy.com if all fails stop by your local library and get your hands on a Haynes auto repair manual for your motor home

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there is no actual switch,there are speed sensors on the wheels and a contoller on the brake valve.have it put on a scan tool that can check abs systems to find out what needs repair.good luck.(did you check you fuses,fuse location and discription is in the owners manual,see index in the rear)

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SOURCE: Emission controls problems, fumes from exhaust smells like raw ga

if you ran for very long with a bad oxygen sensor you may have plugged up your catilytic converter. Take it to any exhaust shop usually they will check it for free. this will usually be the cause of the bad smell.

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I recall some old fords had a filter screwed in at the carburetor inlet. But likely somewhere around the engine bay-they didn't start putting them under the vehicles in the fuel line till later. There would be a sock or screen inside the tank on the fuel pickup pipe, but never a filter in the tank, and the screen seldom got plugged, unless dirt or trash got into the tank.
It could be your pump, too. Is it a mechanical pump on the engine, or an electric pump in the fuel line somewhere? You can take the line off at the carburetor and check fuel volume and flow, use a can to catch it . If a mechanical pump, the engine has to be cranking over for the pump to push fluid through. Also at the carburetor, check that the needle valve is letting gas into the carburetor. This needle valve is controlled by the float in the carb bowl-when gas in the bowl drops, the float opens the needle valve off a tiny seat to let fuel into the carb. Sometimes they get blocked or clogged, or can get stuck closed. A new needle valve and seat are always found in carb rebuild kits, along with all new gaskets and other wear-prone or rubber parts. Check before deciding it is the carb, if gas is getting to the carb in sufficient flow. There are specifications for fuel flow-something like a quart in 20 or 30 seconds of cranking the engine for a mechanical pump-but you would have to look for the spec for it. Generally, I think a pint of gas in a few seconds would determine if the pump was working sufficiently.

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There may be a little screen filter inside the fitting where gas enters the carburetor, might have got plugged. The needle valve just inside the carb whereby the float controls the entrance of gas, may have got stuck in its seat. Or the seat, where gas enters the carb., may have something lodged there.
If you are pretty sure the pump's volume and pressure is correct, (it would be low pressure, like around 5 lbs., and you check volume by timing how long it takes to fill a specified amount-sorry, I don't know or remember any specs anymore- but anyway, you must have taken the line off at carb to check for gas to carb-if it squirted out at a good clip when it was cranked over, it likely passed the test-hows that for accuracy? lol.), but as I was going to say, if you have gas to carb., and no amount of pumping the throttle lets any gas through, you will want to take the carburetor off and have a minor rebuild kit installed, just all new gaskets and seals, rubber or leather parts that get old and leaky, new needle valve and seat.
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