1978 Fiat 124 missing after running well for couple of miles. What is reason?

Asked by Jul 27, 2014 at 02:27 PM about the FIAT 124 Spider

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I continue to have problems with my Spider missing very badly after I drive it for 2 or 3 miles. Sometimes hard to start as well.  I have tried to address the problem by replacing the carburator, points, plugs, fuel hoses at gas tank and at engine. Although I have not replaced the fuel pump, it pumps well into an open container.   I thought I had a fuel problem but think that I have eliminated fuel as being the issue.  The distributor cap appears newer as do the spark plug wires and the coil although by previous owner.  What else can I do to find the problem?

1 Answer


I would think .fuel pump,even thoe it pump,s when tested,can become hot and and not pump the pressure it need,s.Other would be rotor button or distributor it self.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

FIAT 124 Spider Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
54 Great Deals out of 4,361 listings starting at $1,500
Used FIAT 500
90 Great Deals out of 3,814 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Mustang
287 Great Deals out of 38,472 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
245 Great Deals out of 30,155 listings starting at $4,980
Used Chevrolet Corvette
107 Great Deals out of 15,743 listings starting at $4,500
Used Porsche Boxster
37 Great Deals out of 1,187 listings starting at $4,000
Used BMW Z4
29 Great Deals out of 898 listings starting at $4,899
Used FIAT 500X
26 Great Deals out of 3,018 listings starting at $9,700
Used Nissan 370Z
64 Great Deals out of 2,389 listings starting at $8,995
Used Porsche 911
97 Great Deals out of 5,094 listings starting at $8,998
Used BMW 3 Series
901 Great Deals out of 32,980 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Challenger
123 Great Deals out of 25,261 listings starting at $7,250
Used Subaru BRZ
12 Great Deals out of 1,120 listings starting at $12,492
Used FIAT 500L
12 Great Deals out of 1,238 listings starting at $4,595
Used MINI Cooper
175 Great Deals out of 9,966 listings starting at $2,250

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.