my 1989 1/2 ton, would not start after leaving the bank yesterday. It
turned over but wouldnt fire. I put a shot of gas in the throotle body and
it fired up and ran for about three seconds. so then I pulled the fuel line
off at the carb turned it over and as i expected no gas. 2 hours later I
towed it home and out of curiousity I tried to start it and it fired right
up. Any ideas out there?
Listen for the whine of the pump in the fuel tank to make sure it's
Just turn the key to the "On" position, but not to "Start"..(this
usually takes two people, or one very long stretchable person)
89 came with fuel pump in tank (87 was first year for this) and it
sounds like he has a bad fuel pump as they are known to fail a lot in
older vehicles. If you run them low on fuel a lot you shorten their
life further because the fuel cools and lube pump as well as powers
Turn the key on off on off on off on then try to start. If it starts it's a
If still no start hit the bottom of the tank with a block of wood hard a
few times then try to start.
If it does it's a bad pump. With key on the grey wire on the tank harness
located on crossmember near the tank should have power if it doesn't it's
the relay on the firewall.
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