1977 Chevrolet Malibu

Asked by May 14, 2016 at 08:07 PM about the 1977 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Had my car parked for a while started it up once a week ran
out of gas put gas in the car now it starts up but I can't
keep it running

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58,915

Sounds like the fuel pump may be bad, should check the fuel pressure, it should be like 4 to 7 lbs.

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T thank you I forgot one thing when I check the fuel filter I pulled it out it was all bent up real bad like it was smashed could that have stopped at 2 even though I kind of figured you was going to say but I didn't want to hear the fuel pump

58,915

The fuel filter sounds like it could have ben an issue. If there put in backward that would restrict the fuel flow. The opening needs to face back toward the gas tank. Looks like they make a mechanical fuel pump for this which is like $20, or a in-line electric fuel pump which could run from $30 to $50 depending on what you get. Looking at the fuel pressures for this looks like you should have a min. of 3 lbs. and as much as 9 lbs.

58,915

You may want to check to make sure the carburetor is not flooding out also. When you shut the engine off look down to the butterflies to see if you see gas leaking down. If you see gas then it is flooding out.

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