83' Bronco 351W
Several nights of work and I'm getting stumped here guys. I'm gonna
tray and describe my story a little better to see if any ideas come to
I found a Bronco sitting in a driveway and it was for sale. The guy
told me that about a month ago he ran it out of gas and he didnt do
anything to it, (got a 18 year old pregnate and so has no money and
needs to get rid of truck) He said it ran awesome. I bought it based
on that which was really dumb. But anyway, I bought the fuel pump and
asked him to install it. I pull up with my trialer to hual it home and
he was in the process of bleeding the fuel line. I wanted to get it
home so I said I would do it. (another bad move) but anyway, I got her
home and disconnected the fuel line and the "half way" point (a small
peice of rubber house had been spliced in) I was getting no fuel.
(tank is 1/4 btw too) I hooked up a electric fuel pump i had and was
now sucking gas out of the tank from that "half way" point. I then
removed the pump and was getting lots of gas through the line VIA
gravity. I then connected the half way point and went up to the front
where I disconnected the hose from the inlet side of the fuel pump.
THe hose was crimping really easlisy against the vertice peice that
comes from the tank. Got a longer hose and was now getting gas up
front with me electric pump. Took the pump off, connected the line to
the pump took air system off, sprayed a little walmart engine started
and bam, started up good and ideled perfect. I was in the garage and
fumes were killing me so I killed it and opened the garage up. Tried
again...... Dead battery now (it was really low to began with so it
made sense) I charged the battery the next day and went to start it
and it would give a little pop when i had my foot on the floors and
then let go. At one time i was pumping quickly and holding the engine
barley alive. Dead battery again....... Next time I was getting
nothing. Not even a pop. I am getting fuel all the way at the top of
the carb. I take the line off the carb and tunr the engine over and
had a buddy with me telling me it was flowing good up top. Fuel
filter??? Not inline that I can see..... Is it one of those deals
where the filter is in the carb where the hose goes? Electrical shut
off of some kind? Anyways the start the process of finding out
what???? Havnt owened a carb. car before. It has the 'adjusting" ford
2 rectangular holes on top of the carb. Is it posssible that i am not
getting enough pressure? Maybe fuel is not getting in the carb when i
hook the hose up? PLease ask questions if you have any. I am really
reaching out here, thanks a ton for anyone who at least read this!
-Awaiting some advice
#1 do you have spark??
#2 you say 2 rectangular holes on top. this sound like a variable venturi
setup, the biggest pos ever invented next to a chevy. try swapping to a regular
#3 fuel filter should be in the line from the pump to the carb.
First, what year 351w is it?
Next, what is it in.
Third, what type of ignition do you have?
Fourth, if you have a distributer, take off the cap, pull off the rotor and
inspect the wires to the inductor plate. Look for a broken or green crusted
wire at either the plug end or the pick up module on or under the plate.
Fifth, if that don't fix it, let somebody who knows what they are doing
check out your vehicle!!!!
The basics as always. One check to see that the engine is making compression,
being an 83 I would not doubt the timing chain has slipped. Basic diagnoses on
the ignition system is also in order. A fuel injected engine needs exactly the
same thing as a carbureted. Good mechanical, properly timed ignition and fuel.
==========================Does it have a large "fitting" looking thing on/in the carb where the line
goes in? If so, remove it, there is most likely a gummed-up, rotten filter
in there that needs to be replaced.
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Make sure the fuel pump lines are hooked up correctly, next, follow the fuel
line up to the carb and see if it goes into a housing that looks like about
the size of a 3/4" or 7/8" open end wrench. If it does, then that is where
your fuel filter is.
PS, if this bone head was not resposible enough to keep that girl from
getting pregnant, what makes you think he was resposile with his truck. Some
people think that cars and women are just toys
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