1983 Ford Ranger

Tiny
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Engine Performance problem
1983 Ford Ranger 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Manual

my 83 ford ranger will run sittin still I start to drive it and it goes dead ill get out and check the carb and pump it and it wont be gettin gas but I keep pumpin it and it will finaly start gettin gas
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Monday, May 3rd, 2010 AT 11:43 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the fuel pump pressure / volume? As far as pumping the gas, the accellerator pump is what squirts the gas into the carb. If it only works on occation, the pump may be bad, but that doesn't mean the float in the carb isn't full.

Check the fuel pump pressure and volume and let me know what you find. If it is good, we need to take the carb apart.
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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
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Me and my friend checked the manual fuel pump but someone has hooked another fuel pump under the frame and its gettin pressure my friend said it could be the coil but I have no clue
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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 1:29 PM
Tiny
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See if the truck will start with starting fluid. Let me know what happens. If it does for a few seconds, then you are getting spark and it isn't the coil.

Let me know.

Joe
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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 AT 9:11 PM
Tiny
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Well it will start without that it will run and everythang and its like when it gets warmed up it like sounds like its fluddin or something but it will die and ill get out and pump the carb and its not gettin gas and I pump the carb and it finaly starts gettin gas
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Wednesday, May 12th, 2010 AT 10:25 AM
Tiny
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If you are not getting gas when the engine is off and then eventually you start to get it, something is wrong in the carb. The engine has to be turning to pump fuel. I think you have dirt in the carb. Have you ever taken it apart to clean it? Rebuild it?
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 7:22 AM
Tiny
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Sprayed out the carb and the bowl were the floats are but thats all ive done with it and it will go dead while im drivin and ill stop get out and pump the carb after a min it will start gettin gas and crank right up
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 9:20 PM
Tiny
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Has someone put an electric pump on the truck? I ask only because if you are not getting gas and the engine isn't turning over, the mechanical fuel pump can't pump fuel. If there is no electric pump, something tells me the needle and seat are not allowing fuel to enter the carb all of the time. You may need to remove it, take it apart, soak it in carb cleaner, and rebuild it. That is the only thing that makes sense to me at this point. As far as the gas shooting into the carb after it sits, the only thing I can say is the accellerator pump is bad.

When you cleaned the float bowl, by any chance did you change the setting for the float level?
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Thursday, May 13th, 2010 AT 11:00 PM
Tiny
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To get a kit today to rebuild the carb and no I did mess with any of that like I can drive it and then it will die so I pull over and pump the carb and after a min it will start squirtin gas in the carb
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Friday, May 14th, 2010 AT 9:31 AM
Tiny
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Yes it has a manual pump on the motor and someone hooked another one up under th frame and we checked the manual one and it had good pressure and everything
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Friday, May 14th, 2010 AT 9:33 AM
Tiny
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If the manual one works, remove the electric one. I'm not sure why they did that.
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Friday, May 14th, 2010 AT 12:00 PM
Tiny
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And could that be why it goes dead while going down the road
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Friday, May 14th, 2010 AT 5:52 PM
Tiny
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It could be causing a problem with the system. A mechanical and electric pump were never ment to work together. I have no idea why they installed it if the mechanical one works. And when you do something like this, the mechanical pump should have been bypassed.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, May 15th, 2010 AT 11:45 PM

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