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#1 cactused

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:57 AM

Howdy, I have a 1979 Wagon GL 4wd and recently have had many troubling issues. What initially started as a hard warm start (after making several intown errand stops/starts, the car would take a while to restart), has turned into a random stalling problem. The car will start normal, then after driving one block, it will suddenly die. This typically happens if you drive for a bit, then let it sit for a bit, then restart and drive away. It's like the fuel in the float gets burned up, then dies. After about 5-10 minutes of trying to restart, it will ultimately catch, and run fine. One time, this happend after I was driving it for 15 min and then it just died. I was able to get it restarted, then it was fine. I took it to a local mechanic, and he said there was a bad electrical connection to the fuel pump, adjusted the timing, and cleaned the carb. After this, I drove it 40 minutes to Denver, shopped at a lumber yard for 45min, then started it, drove a block before it died. After 5min, it restarted, and drove fine for 30+ minutes until I got home. Mechanic thinks 1. we should vent the gas cap 2. replace fuel pump. The carb was rebuild last summer, and the fuel filter is also new. Any ideas?

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#2 CAS83Brumby

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Posted 12 May 2007 - 01:47 AM

I would go with the fuel pump, or maybe a loose connection, but probably the fuel pump.




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