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  • Fuel pump sucking air??

    While running the 62 Hawk, I noticed in the clear fuel filter what appears to be air bubbles. I suspect that there must be a hole in the fuel line coming from the fuel tank. I am going to replace the flexible line going from the fuel line to the fuel pump. My question is whether there is a flexible line from the fuel tank to the fuel line at the fuel tank? If so, where does the line come from... the top of the tank, side of the tank or the bottom of tank? Since I have only one leg, its hard to get on the floor and look under the car. Don't mind getting down there, just would like to know what to expect when I get there!![)]



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    I believe there is and that it is on the left front of the tank, near the bottom.

    nate

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    • #3
      just a slip- on piece of 5/16 hose less thn 6"long. dont take it off with a full tank, tho--and use lots of jack stands!

      Ken Pyle

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      • #4
        If it's not the flexible hose, another place to look is wherever there's a clamp holding the steel line. Water gets trapped there and rusts pinholes in the fuel line. I had exactly that problem on a 59 Lark. It never dripped enough to be seen, but allowed enough air to enter the line to cause stumbling and occasional stalling on hills and above 30 mph. Finally found it by blowing air through the fuel line from the front. That caused enough gas to squirt out to find the leak.

        Skip Lackie
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