Mechanics

PERFORMANCE

1985 Dodge Truck • V8 4WD Automatic • 122 miles

Truck runs good for first 5miles approx and then it spits and sputters and cannot keep itself started what is the problem.
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Jamisu
October 16, 2011.



Check fuel flow from the pump. If it's low, suspect a collapsing fuel pickup strainer in the gas tank. Sometimes if you remove the gas cap and remove the inlet line from the pump, you can give a shot of compressed air into the line and blow the plugged sock off the tube.

A replacement screen is about four bucks.

Caradiodoc
Oct 16, 2011.