1986 Dodge Truck Engine dies

Tiny
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  • 1986 DODGE TRUCK
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
My truck will be running fine and then while it is idling it will die. It won't start untill I prime the carberator a feww times. Sometimes I have to prime 3 times and other times I might have to prime it 10 times. It has a new rebuilt carburator on it and the motor has about 10000 miles on it.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 AT 11:04 AM

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Tiny
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It won't start untill I prime the carberator a feww times. Sometimes I have to prime 3 times and other times I might have to prime it 10 times. Sounds like fuel problem-Do a fuel pressure check before and after the fuel filter-to rule out both the filter and pump-if okay
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 AT 2:59 PM
Tiny
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I have a mechanical fuel pump and I have replaced it and the fuel filter. The truck will run perfect for days and then out of the blue this problem rears its ugly head. I worked on it today and had it idling for about 15 minutes. I killed the engine for a ew minutes and then restated it and drove down the road a block and when I was coming to a stop it died and I had to prime it again to get it started. Now it's doing fine again.
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 AT 3:59 PM
Tiny
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If its not vapor lock could be the EFE -check the heat riser
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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 AT 4:02 PM

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