[TR] Car trouble in Hannibal, Mo

Dave1massey at cs.com Dave1massey at cs.com
Mon Oct 21 05:35:55 MDT 2013

Sounds like fuel delivery to me.  BTDT.  You may have picked up some crud 
that is blocking the fuel line and only allowing enough fuel to support idle. 
 Once you take off and empty the float bowls the car dies.


In a message dated 10/20/2013 8:00:41 PM Central Daylight Time, 
elliottr at rmi.net writes: 
> The last couple of times it died on a test drive this morning, I pulled 
> over to the side, and the car started back up immediately and could 
> drive another mile.  So, it was off for less than a minute. My thinking 
> is that would not be long enough for the coil to cool down.  But this 
> makes it very hard to check spark or gas problems because by the time I 
> could open the hood, it would be willing to run again. Seems to idle fine.
> The car doesn't sputter.  It just seems to run out of steam and dies.  I 
> have to keep pressing the pedal more and the car keeps slowing down 
> until it dies.

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