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Experience:  17+ yrs. shop and field experience with all major brands of heavy equipment and trucks - 1995 WyoTech graduate.
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Gas tank is full. Engine is turning over but not firing.

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Gas tank is full. Engine is turning over but not firing. Strong smell of gas
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Industrial Equipment
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is a Mitsubishi FG15 Forklift
1989 model
Engine # *****
VIN/SERIAL # *****
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hi William, My name is***** will be glad to try to help. This sounds like a carburetor problem from old gas sitting and causing sediment/rust/varnish buildup in the carburetor when gasoline gets old and breaks down. Check for spark while cranking with a spark tester and check timing and compression. If that is oik clean the carburetor and try running a separate gas line from a container and try starting from a fresh container of gas. If it is ok then Rebuild/reseal your carburetor and clean the tank and lines. Replace any cracked or dry rotted lines. Let me know

Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.

Hi William, Did you get this resolved?