Mechanics

CHEVY POTENTIAL FUEL SOURCE PROBLEM

1975 Chevrolet Caprice

Engine Performance problem
1975 Chevy Caprice V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic unkown miles

This car has recently had a fuel pump installed. It had sat idle for a long time. Now it seems like there is a problem with fuel getting to the engine.

I was advised to replace the fuel filter. Car runs/idles better.

Someone said it might be the distributor cap or rotar.

Can replacing the distributor cap and or rotar fix a problem that seems fuel related?

I am planning to try and do renovation work myself, but I am currently afraid to take it out on the road due to stalling risk.
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Paul Fairleigh
March 2, 2010.



Hi, if it's been a while, do an overall tune-up. If carbed engine, maybe you need to put a carb kit in it? If the problem is fuel related, replacing the cap and rotor won't fix it. Replacing the cap and rotor can be part of overall tune-up.

JDL
Mar 2, 2010.