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    Can anyone tell me where this spring goes? I found this spring underneath the car. The car isn't pumping gas from the tank. I don't know if that has anything to do with that or not. Click image for larger version

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    Jeff Sheaffer
    Driving the past into the future

  • #2
    Looks like a seat track pull back spring. Or a hood spring that the long end broke off. It wouldn't have any effect on your fuel problems, unless the broken piece that is missing went through a rubber hose!
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    • #3
      If that is a close up, it may be the fuel throttle return spring.

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      • #4
        isn't the fuel throttle spring blue?

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        • #5
          Too bad you did not lay a coin beside the pic for size reference. Hard to guess, but maybe a hood spring, as someone else said.

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          • #6
            What about the under floor brake pedal return spring. Cheers Harryhawk

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            • #7
              It may be a spring from inside the clock!

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              • #8
                It does look like the pull-back spring -probably brake pedal. you are really, really gonna want to replace that right away. Bad things can happen without it

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jeffry Cassel View Post
                  It does look like the pull-back spring -probably brake pedal. you are really, really gonna want to replace that right away. Bad things can happen without it
                  Yes that is hat I thought too, a clutch or brake return spring. A size reference would help.
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                  • #10
                    You Could have a bad Fuel Pump, not related to that Clutch or Brake Pedal pullback spring however.

                    Disconnect the Fuel Line at the Carb. and use a small Jar to collect the Gas that MAY come out while someone cranks the Engine in Neutral or Park.
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                    • #11
                      Isn't there a spring to pull back the parking brake lever that's attached to the left and right cable?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by IMJ View Post
                        Isn't there a spring to pull back the parking brake lever that's attached to the left and right cable?
                        Yes there is, but that wire Gauge looks MUCH thicker/stronger.
                        The bottom line still is, wherever it came from, a New one just needs to go back where it is missing.
                        StudeRich
                        Second Generation Stude Driver,
                        Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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                        • #13
                          Here is a picture of it with a quarter next to it.
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                          Jeff Sheaffer
                          Driving the past into the future

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                          • #14
                            I get no gas at the carb when I try to start it.
                            Jeff Sheaffer
                            Driving the past into the future

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                            • #15
                              Most likely a Bad Fuel Pump, but there is always a Chance that the rubber flex hoses at the Tank and fuel Pump are collapsed, loose or cracked, Gas Line has rust holes, is plugged at the tank outlet, Filter clogged, Tank has a Non-Vented Gas Cap etc. all not as likely but possible.

                              You need to do some Serious LOOKING for Both issues!

                              For the broken Spring:
                              Check under the floor at the Pedals to see if the Clutch or Brake Pedal Spring is missing, check the Parking Brake Cable at the transition from One Cable to Two about where the front seat area is for a missing Spring.
                              Last edited by StudeRich; 04-11-2020, 08:32 PM.
                              StudeRich
                              Second Generation Stude Driver,
                              Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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