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'85 Dodge W150 won't start

So I drove it out to the field, shut it off(still running fine) changed "shifts" with Dad, then he tried drive off, and it dies and refused start again after 200 feet. I was running fine before and it's sat for a while now(6 hours) but still won't start. Any ideas on what it could be?

The starter does turn it over but the engine doesn't fire.

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Pour 1/4 cup or so of gas in the carb or throttle body. If it starts and runs briefly you have a spark problem. If not it's probably a spark problem.

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Pour 1/4 cup or so of gas in the carb or throttle body. If it starts and runs briefly you have a spark problem. If not it's probably a spark problem.
I think you meant a fuel problem if it runs then quits.

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I think you meant a fuel problem if it runs then quits.
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I think the '85s still had the ballast resistor on the firewall. It's the first thing to check if it fails to start. It's a tan ceramic block, about 3" x 1" x 3/4", held by a bolt through the centre to the upper left engine side of the firewall. I could be a bit off, haven't seen one since about '89. There's two wire connectors on each end. It was standard procedure to have a spare in the glove box on those old girls. If you didn't have a wrench you could hang the new one in the breeze until you got home.
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Take the air cleaner off and look down the carb and open the throttle should be able to see or smell gas pumped in through the venturies. If not i would guess fuel pump. If you have gas i would check the box mentioned above.

Not sure if you can just run a hot wire to the distributor and make it home or not. Done it on a chevy a time or two
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Well we got it running the same way we get our sprayer pickup started(mustard bottle of gas) and it seems to be a carb problem. Anyone have a list of carbs that wold go on it? (Chrysler 318)

I mean its either a different carb or a rebuild kit and I want to see what the options are.
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Well a carb dosn't just go bad outta the blue..... usually a carb problem shows up after sitting for years or a symptom slowly gets worse and worse... check your fuel delivery to the carb.... I'd be thinking fuel pump.
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Well a carb dosn't just go bad outta the blue..... usually a carb problem shows up after sitting for years or a symptom slowly gets worse and worse... check your fuel delivery to the carb.... I'd be thinking fuel pump.
Did. plenty of fuel(went all over...)

we were thinking stuck float

just bought it last august so we don't really know what has been done to it
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Ok, if you pump the gas looking down into the carb there should be gas that squirts in above the venturies, if not your looking at clogged gas filter, bad pump, air, or a stuck float.
Sounds like ya had the line to the carb off, if it is a Rochester carb it may have the filter in the carb.

I would take a plires or something small and beat on the carb by the gas inlet as that may pop a stuck float loose, usually works for me anyhow.

Snap a pic of the carb and post it up here tommarow and I'll see if I can't point ya in the right direction.


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