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why does it die?

'87chevy

LawnSite Member
i have an 87 chevy half ton. the problem i am having is when i stop for a while it cuts off on me. but i doesnt do this when i first start it. it only does it when its been running for a while. also after it dies and i crank it again it takes a little while before it will do it again. so hopefully someone can help me. be free to email me uncadave@hotmail.com
 

diggerman

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Iowa
Might try the fuel filter,or do you think you might have gotten some bad fuel,lastly plugs and wires when was the last time they were changed?
 
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'87chevy

LawnSite Member
Originally posted by diggerman
Might try the fuel filter,or do you think you might have gotten some bad fuel,lastly plugs and wires when was the last time they were changed?
considering i just bought the truck the wired look new. i now its not bad gas for sure so i might look into the fuel filter.-thanks
 

plowking35

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
S.E. CT
The fuel filter should be inline along the frame rail, I think along the p***enger side. Also I had troubles with the fuel pump pick up, and the fuel pump its self. There is a small rubber piece of hose that allows for movement in the pick up. Usually if that breaks you will lose all fuel supply to the engine, however if it has a small crack or pin hole it will lose fuel pressure.
Dino
 
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