• Tiny
  • jamisu
  • 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.

Sunday, October 16th, 2011 AT 10:24 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
  • Expert
  • 25,297 posts

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.

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Sunday, October 16th, 2011 AT 10:29 PM

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