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The truck starts but shuts down . could ther be a problem in

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The truck starts but shuts down . could ther be a problem in distuber . I have installed amost every thing ini it. the truck was running good then it stoped. It sound like it a fuel problem but again I have installed every thing even new fuel lines. 1978 Dodge truck 350 360 motor has a new cab. could the cab be not good Auto Zone say it has no warranty it edelbrock

Hi,My name is Tim,

I will do my best to assist you

please explain to me what is going on...and all you have tried/replaced

tell me all you can


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hi Tim sorry I was working just got out . my number is(NNN) NNN-NNNNif you could call me we could get this done faster. I do know a lot about mech just been out if touch for about 15 years.

we arenbt allowd to have or give personal info such as phone # XXXXX e-mail..
if you can,,please explain to me what the truck does,,,

and all you have tried/replaced

tell me all you can


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The truck used to run for about 20 min. 3 days s go now it only runs when I pump the gas then it dies. I have not change the dist. or the timing chain. it mit be a vacuum problem but it was running I din.t see it been it.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Tim I am not to good with my computer so bear with me I am old school and get old.

would it restart after it died,,or would you have to wait for a few minutes before it would start?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It starts only when I pump the pedal now it use to start all the time but the last 2 day it dose not stay on

when it doesnt start,,do you have a spark on the plugs?
will it start with starting fluid?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It always starts up it just dose not stay on less I pump the pedal. There is always spark on plugs. I have not used starting fluid.

from the way you have one of two problems..
either a bad fuel could check the pressure,,it should have 5-7 psi
or the crabuator itself,,,perhaps the needle valve is stuck or the pump in the cab is bad
i dont think it is the distributer from the way you explain

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