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'95 Response Fuel pump Q


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Hey again, 

Another question for you all. I have a '95 response and its not getting any fuel to the carb. Pulled the fuel line off and cranked and cranked nothing coming out of the line to the carb. Before I replace the pump which is a mechanical pump ran off the block. Is there any recommendations of other causes? Fuel filter clog etc.? 



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You can try running the engine using a portable fuel container instead as a test.  Many mechanical fuel pumps will either push fuel into the emergency bypass hose or into the engine crankcase when they fail.  A broken pump arm, pump rod, or camshaft can prevent it from pumping any fuel, but those failures are very uncommon.

Using a longer bolt on the front of the block near the pump mounting boss is an old trick to hold the pump rod in place when changing the pump.

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You could replace with a low pressure electric fuel pump like the Carter 4389 and put a 6 lbs fuel regulator before the carburetor.  You can keep the old fuel pump in place or add a cover plate so you don't loose any oil.

There is usually an inline filter just after the fuel tank pickup (wix: 33482) or Napa Gold 3482.


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