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timh916
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Mar 15, 2014, 1:44 PM

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Hello CarJunky.com, I have a 1983 Toyota Pickup (22r) that recently just keeps dying out. It will not start again until I let it sit for about ten minutes or so, then it only drives for about 5 minutes and then dies again. What could this be a sign of? Thank you´╗┐


Discretesignals
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Mar 15, 2014, 2:16 PM

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Does it have spark when it doesn't want to start?
When it doesn't want to start if you look down into the primary of the carb and open the throttle all the way, do you see the accelerator pump squirt a stream of fuel?





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Mar 15, 2014, 2:17 PM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 15, 2014, 2:18 PM

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 Gotta catch it and be ready for checks WHEN it's dead and what is missing.


Locked up top tells what to look for here.........


http://autoforums.carjunky.com/...LL_NOT_START_P75655/


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Discretesignals
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Mar 15, 2014, 2:35 PM

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This truck should be carbed and has a mechanical fuel pump. Some of those steps in the sticky won't apply. Highly doubt it is a compression problem, since the problem is intermittent.

The carb also has a sight glass on the side, so you can see the fuel level in the bowl. If you don't see fuel in the sight glass when it doesn't want to start and you have spark, more than likely you have a fuel delievery issue.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Mar 15, 2014, 2:39 PM)


timh916
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Mar 15, 2014, 3:56 PM

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Ok thank you. I will test for spark then look at the carb. The next things I will replace after that will be the distributer cap, wires, coil, and voltage regulator.

More information about the truck:

Things replaced:
-Fuel Pump
-Spark Plugs
-Fuel Filter

Issues:
-Battery charge light will not shut off (even with key out of ignition)
-Black oil (not changed in a while)
-Leaking water pump
-Blown Head Gasket


lowred81
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Mar 18, 2014, 7:29 PM

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I don't know if you are messing with everyone on here but having a blown head gasket, bad water pump (gasket at least), old oil and a known electrical issue would be things I would fix first. I would imagine fixing these known issues would help the truck run, eh, better. And also the process of elimination formula.And why are you going to replace the cap, voltage regulator and the other parts you listed if you don't know they are bad? Because they are cheaper? I did this all the time when I was 16-18 years old because I didn't have squat for money and always hoped that one of these cheaper items would fix my issue without correctly diagnosing the real problem. And trust me, I wasted a lot of money doing this because I was never one of those lucky guys that just replaced the cheap parts and the vehicle ran great again. Take my advice and save some money. Correctly diagnose the problem(s) and only fix what is broken. Don't fix it till its broke.


(This post was edited by lowred81 on Mar 18, 2014, 7:35 PM)


Hammer Time
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Mar 19, 2014, 2:36 AM

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Don't fix it till its broke.



You were doing so good until you said that.

Putting off things only tends to increase the ultimate price.



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