318 DIES AFTER STARTING?

  • Tiny
  • kodybennett
  • 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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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 4:46 AM

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  • kodybennett
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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

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 4:49 AM
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It is a 1984 dodge w250 4x4 3/4 ton with a 318

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 5:00 AM
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  • caradiodoc
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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.

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 5:14 AM
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Does this truck have a mechanical fuel pump and carburator? Or is is electric fuel pump and fuel injected?

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 AT 11:23 AM

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