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lindajay

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78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« on: May 07, 2011, 05:04:45 PM »
I have a 1978 dodge journey with a 440 engine and it's been messing up. its not getting the gas from the fuel pump and i dont know whats wrong. also, whats the minimum amount of gas required to start it? thanks in advance! 

gwcowgill

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 05:16:13 PM »
You first need to check to see if the fuel pump is pumping which could be done with a vacumn/pressure guage. Also you need to make sure the fuel filter is not clogged. Good Luck.
2009 Bounder 36B, 2014 Honda CR-V, various grandchildren when school is out. KG4LHS
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2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Toad

lindajay

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2011, 05:18:59 PM »
thank you! im about to call my husband and let him know right now and see what happens next.

btw, i just now realized its a class c not b haha

Conquest aka Robert

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2011, 05:20:49 PM »
Check the fuel filter its either going to be inline or at the base of the carb right as the fuel line enters carb. Do you how much  presure needed. Carbed you need around 10psi ,FI you need upwards of 50 or better. Gas in tank 1/4 should be plenty to start and run. You also my want to check plugs ,wires and timing. I not sure if this would have points but if so they are under the distribitor cap under the rotor.
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lindajay

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2011, 05:31:55 PM »
thank you! all of that is fine though, but its wierd., the rv runs when connected to a gas can but not the stock gas tank. hhmm...

Conquest aka Robert

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 05:37:53 PM »
I would suggest blowing air through the line unhook it at both ends and blow air if not that then you have something blocking in the tank.
1996 GulfStream Conquest Ultra 102  04-19-2011.
2009 Honda Ruckus
1984 Southwind for 6 years.
1 Wife
6 Children who needs pets

gwcowgill

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2011, 05:40:33 PM »
In 1978 Dodge typically ran 5 to 8 lbs fuel pressure. If it ran connected to a gas can it sounds like the sock or in tank filter is plugged.
2009 Bounder 36B, 2014 Honda CR-V, various grandchildren when school is out. KG4LHS
2014 Honda CRV Toad,
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Toad

lindajay

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2011, 05:46:28 PM »
thank all of you so much u were extremely helpful. i will let u know how it goes.

Water Dog

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2011, 06:10:22 PM »
If you are drawing fuel out of a can near the engine and bypassing the entire fuel line, it could be a split in a fuel hose near the tank (if used) allowing it to suck air also
Dennis

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lindajay

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2011, 07:21:58 PM »
thanks Dennis i will let them know to check that also

34footer

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2011, 10:12:09 AM »
The older Dodge chassies had two fuel filters, change both.
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lindajay

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Re: 78 dodge journey problems help!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2011, 11:32:15 AM »
thank u 34footer  i just told them to change both

 

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