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Old 07-30-2013, 09:35 AM
Nabby Nabby is offline
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Location: Omaha, NE
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Vehicle: 1991 Dodge Ram
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Color: Blue
Engine: 1988-1991 318ci (5.2L) LA V8 140hp
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I only have a 77 Slant, does your year have an electric or mechanical fuel pump? You can always disconnect the fuel line from the front of the carb, hold it over a mason jar or plastic cup, and have a friend either turn the key to on for just a second if it's an electric, or crank the engine very briefly if it's mechanical, and see if you have any fuel coming out of that line. The carb needs only a relatively low amount of fuel pressure, so if you have a bit of fuel coming through to it, suspect the carb. If the floats are stuck or not adjusted correctly, they may not be allowing fuel into the carb, or any number of other carb-internal problems. Has the truck been sitting for any length of time? If so, the carb will almost definitely need rebuilt.
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