Question about Car Audio & Video
Im a woman and my car has stopped its not the coil or distribitor as it is getting spark.my headlights dimmed and the battery light came on i went to a mechanic he said the altinator and so i put a replacement in the altinator,(not the coil itself)the thingy with the two rods that goes just on top of it..this was definatley in need of a new one but my car still doesnt start,it kicks over but just wont go,i put fuel in the carby it started for about 10 seconds but really shacky,i did get a try that lasted about a minute and it was smooth but it still stalled,when i tried to get it just to do that again the next day nothing,just clicks over,im thinking it maybe the fuel pump but for the life of me cannot find it,could u please tell me where and how i will know if it works or not ,thankyou very much..
I know exactly what you are talkking about. the same thing happened to me. my car would just turn off while i was driving. I believe this might be the problem, look in the left of ur trunk there should be a small box with a button on top, press it, and the car will start again. very easy, but most car shops wont tell u cause they want u to pay them to do it
Posted on Dec 08, 2007
You don't say what kind of car, what year, what engine, or any of that, but you sound like you know what you're doing, fixing things yourself, and good for you. I like to see that kind of thing, since most men won't even tackle a car anymore.
Anyway, you want answers, and I shall try to give them to you. There are only two places you'd find a fuel pump, in my experience: either in the gas tank itself, or attached to the engine block. Now, since whatever you have has carb, distributor, and coil, the block is the place to look. There will be no wires leading to the pump: it's powered by the camshaft. Simply follow the fuel line off the carb (it'll likely be the largest line leading to the carb. The others should be vacuum lines) and you shall find what you seek.
As for if the pump works or not, the symptoms indicate "not."
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