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1987 Mitsubishi Montero: cyclinder with high mileage..Ran fine

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1987 Mitsubishi Montero 4 cyclinder with high mileage. Ran fine and started instantly until took out of service. After a few months would not start. Engine will run if gasoline put directly into carb (original). Have tried cleaning carb but still nothing. Where do I prime the pump so to speak?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Car expert replied 7 years ago.
auto or manual trans
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
manual 5 spd, this car never failed to start before parking in garage. engine will run as stated if I pour gasoline into the carb. just need help getting it started. I suppose by now I will probably need to drain gasoline and maybe crankcase but if I am going to go to all that trouble I would like to be able to get it started,


Expert:  Car expert replied 7 years ago.
if you take the fuel line off the carb and crank it do you have good fuel flow and good quality fuel to the carb?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I don't know. How about a step by step so I will know what to do. Okay so I take the thing off and the answer is no what does that tell me?
Expert:  Car expert replied 7 years ago.

you have no fuel to the carb,?

then we need to go back to the fuel pump

there needs to be 2-4 psi fuel presure

remove the feed line to the pump and be sure theres fuel to the pump

if there is it may be a bad fuel pump

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