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318 DIES AFTER STARTING?

1984 Dodge 600 • V8 4WD Automatic •

I have a 1984 dodge w250 4x4 with a 318 that starts then dies after about 20 seconds. What are the possible causes of this?
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Kodybennett
August 9, 2011.



I have replace the ballast resistor, coil, timing chain, and have regapped the pick-up coils inside the distributor what am I missing that could cause this.
It also stops running quicker if I step on the gas it bogs out instantly

Tiny
Kodybennett
Aug 9, 2011.
It is a 1984 dodge w250 4x4 3/4 ton with a 318

Tiny
Kodybennett
Aug 9, 2011.
Are you sure you're losing spark? Sounds more typical of a plugged pickup screen in the gas tank. Once it stalls, peek down the carburetor and work the throttle to see if any fuel is spraying in.

Caradiodoc
Aug 9, 2011.
Does this truck have a mechanical fuel pump and carburator? Or is is electric fuel pump and fuel injected?

Tiny
Ausername123456
Aug 9, 2011.