fuel pump

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    lilfarley Chris Comley

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    i am trying to fix my maverick, and it starts up and runs but it dies after a little while, my dad and grandpa say it is the fuel pump. what do you guys think it is if it is a fuel pump ,does anyone know where a good place to get one is?
     
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    Before you replace your pump, check the pressure and flow. A lot of these old Mavericks and Comets have a plastic "sock" type filter over the pick-up tube in the tank. When they get plugged the car will run fine for short periods of time but then it will quit. The problem progresses to the point where the car will eventually not run more than idling. Disconnect the line from the tank to your fuel pump and blow the line out with compressed air. Make sure you have the gas cap off and no more than about half a tank - to prevent a mess. The air will blow the sock off and your car will run fine. An in-line filter (big one) is a necessary thing to collect the crud that plugged the tank filter.
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    Yes, yes, yes yes, exactly. I had that same problem with my 250 in the '73 i used to have. Turned out that the "sock" got filled up with this black sludge crap from sitting for 3+ years. Ran fine at idle, but when I went to drive the thing, it would die after 2-3 blocks. Took me 2 weeks to find it. *Check the tank*
     

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