Not getting gas!!

Asked by Apr 23, 2017 at 09:01 AM about the 1987 Chevrolet Caprice Classic Brougham Sedan RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1987 Caprice classic, if I pour gas in the carb it will
start, but every once in a while it won't receive gas
on it's own. If I pump the gas pedal I don't see any
gas spraying into the carb.i replaced fuel pump,.

2 Answers

86,945

You don't mention the size engine, so does this have a TBI or a carburetor on this? If it is a TBI you will not see gas when you pump the throttle. It is electrically controlled by the ECU. Never the less, change out the fuel filter, a plugged fuel filter will restrict the gas flow.

1 people found this helpful.
81,305

Sounds like the float in the carburetor is sticking. Probably time for a carburetor rebuild. DON'T buy a rebuilt carburetor and turn in the old one for the core charge!! Have the original carburetor rebuilt by a reputable shop. I learned that lesson the hard way many years ago!! HTH. -Jim

Your Answer:

Chevrolet Caprice Experts

  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    650
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    270
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    260
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
292 Great Deals out of 27,007 listings starting at $2,700
Used Dodge Charger
402 Great Deals out of 32,087 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
6 Great Deals out of 973 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang
338 Great Deals out of 39,885 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Corvette
83 Great Deals out of 14,634 listings starting at $3,900
Used Ford Crown Victoria
761 listings starting at $1,900

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.