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ya you might have to get creative with the fuel filler hose but it might be worth it if your ...


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Old 12-14-2016, 01:25 AM   #21 (permalink)
 
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ya you might have to get creative with the fuel filler hose but it might be worth it if your sending unit doesn't work. plus you could probably find a fuel tank cheap if an auto recycler haven't punched a hole in it already. i used the tank out of a 96 grande Cherokee to run my 89 when i first got it before i replaced the pump. it worked perfect other than the fact it pumped quite a bit of gas back into the stock tank. made dropping the tank more of a pain but it is about the only way to do the job on an RC


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Got around to cleaning my tank out today and found this little guy in there. Anyone have any idea what it might be? It was just laying in the tank.

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nope. i can't say i have ever seen something like that in a tank before.


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Worked a bit today on the truck. I soaked that rust fuel pump hanger in Evapo-Rust and it came surprisingly clean. Cleaned out the tank real good and all. Put 10 gallons of fresh gas in it and nothing. She cranked and cranked and cranked. I can hear the fuel pump come on when I turn the key. Then it cuts off. I unhooked the supply line at the tank and turned the key on and nothing is coming out. I pulled the pump back out and turned the key on and the pump comes on. It shuts off and when I turn the truck over it comes on again. The line from the pump to the top of the housing is clear. I measured the depth of the fuel and the pump is being fully submerged in fuel. Any ideas what I'm missing?
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it is normal for the pump to only run for a second or 2 after you turn the key on. all it is doing is priming the system and then shutting off until the computer detects signal from the distributor to let it know that the engine is running. considering what the fuel sending unit looks like it might be a good idea to pop the fuel line off the throttle body and see if the fuel line is clear and that fresh fuel is actually making it to the engine. you could possibly have a blocked fuel filter or something. i would stick the end of the fuel line from the throttle body into a empty water bottle to see how the stuff coming out looks.

you could also try pouring a bit of gas down the throttle body and see if it will fire. that way you could eliminate the ignition system as your problem if it fires up


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it is normal for the pump to only run for a second or 2 after you turn the key on. all it is doing is priming the system and then shutting off until the computer detects signal from the distributor to let it know that the engine is running. considering what the fuel sending unit looks like it might be a good idea to pop the fuel line off the throttle body and see if the fuel line is clear and that fresh fuel is actually making it to the engine. you could possibly have a blocked fuel filter or something. i would stick the end of the fuel line from the throttle body into a empty water bottle to see how the stuff coming out looks.

you could also try pouring a bit of gas down the throttle body and see if it will fire. that way you could eliminate the ignition system as your problem if it fires up
I've poured gas in the TB and it fires right up. And I pulled the feed line off right at the tank and nothing is coming out of the tank at all.
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if the pump is running and there is nothing coming out then 1 of the lines is likely clogged or the pump might be bad. did you install a new pump?


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if the pump is running and there is nothing coming out then 1 of the lines is likely clogged or the pump might be bad. did you install a new pump?


Yea it's a new pump. Gonna try and fool with it a little more tomorrow if it warms up a bit. Was a nice 30 degrees out there today


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just take it in with you. did you install a new fuel line with the new pump? i would trade you weather. it has been below 30 here for the last couple weeks


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Found the problem. The wiring harness from the pump/sensing unit to the top of the housing is shot. I guess with it out the wires were just touching enough to make it work but when I put it in they wouldn't make contact. I pulled the plug off and sure enough 2 wires were not connected but just shoved up in the holes. Problem is of course they do not make a replacement. Also the sending unit is shot. Once again no replacement. Going to have to get creative with this one.


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