Engine Mechanical problem
1979 Dodge Ram V8 All Wheel Drive Automatic alot miles
I have a 5.9L 360. I was having trouble with it dieing at stop lights and when I put it in reverse to back up, ect. I replaced the carburater and it is now a manual choke with 750 CFM. The mechanical fuel pump has been replaced 2 times and I put on a electric fuel pump when I replaced the carb. The electric fuel pump does not suck much, it was hooked up with the manual as a booster. It started easy when I hooked up the electric fuel pump, this is after I went to get one to help it pump more fuel. When I put my truck into drive it moved ok. I went to bed and started the engine the next morning.I had to prime it to get it running and I had to get to work. This took several tries, When I would put it into drive, the engine would die. It worked fine when it warmed up and I got it to work. There is a slight oil leak and it is again low on oil. I went out to start it again that day when returning from a 12 hour shift and can not get it to run. It fires when I prime it. There is no fuel going to the carb. The gas tank has 5 or more gallons of fuel. I know this because I dumped that into it after trying to prime it when I went to get something to prime it with. I blew on the line and can blow and suck fuel myself. The mechanical fuel pump will not be effective until the engine is already running. The electric fuel pump will not suck good. The gas gauge always reads 3/4 of a tank when it is full It takes it a while to read that though. How do I get it to suck fuel to the carburater and keep prime? Is there something I could have left off of the carb? I mistakenly left the rear vaccuum port open and had some trouble getting it to run but I fixed that when I put on the electronic fuel pump. The carb also catches fire sometimes. I am putting an electric choke on it to help with choking it. I have messed with the choke to try to get it to run but this doesn't help much when it is already not getting fuel. The line is bone dry. I also have tried bypasing the mechanical fuel pump, then the electric fuel pump, then the fuel filter.
have the same problem?
Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 AT 11:45 AM