Truck stalling out in Drive and reverse

Asked by Nov 01, 2016 at 09:52 PM about the 1978 Chevrolet C10 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Recently started acting up on the road.
Need help pretty fast any leads wI'll be
WHAT I GOT: 1976 CHEVY C10 350V8


PROBLEM : the truck was running fine a
few days ago , recently when I've been
putting into drive and reverse the truck
stalls. Currently carburetor does not have
filter.  Turning the gas filter line, correctly
to carb (dumb me) fixed well enough to
get to the gas station with about 4 stops
along the way didn't die. When I shut the
truck off at station and back on. The
problem came back.

Any advice is welcome

2 Answers


Add an inline fuel filter if you don't have one. Check the idle speed and adjust it if it is low. Do a tuneup if the engine needs it.

I adjusted the floats today cause there was too much gas in them. I can put the truck in Drive and it won't stall. The problem now is the idle when in drive.... IT jumps up and down on rpm, then it will stabilize for a moment then rough idle again. The lights will also go dim during this repeated cycle.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet C10 Questions

Chevrolet C10 Experts

#1 CaptPKelly
Reputation 490
#2 Rowefast
Reputation 160
#3 tennisshoes
Reputation 150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
631 Great Deals out of 39,686 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford F-100
172 listings
Used Ford F-150
3,485 Great Deals out of 207,573 listings starting at $1,273
Used Chevrolet Impala
997 Great Deals out of 36,810 listings starting at $1,800
Used Ford Mustang
715 Great Deals out of 39,137 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Blazer
4 Great Deals out of 1,394 listings starting at $1,399
Used Chevrolet Corvette
369 Great Deals out of 20,435 listings starting at $3,688