[T3] Clementine going crazy.

Dennis Stiefel dad23boys at live.com
Tue Jan 4 10:43:40 PST 2022

Went to move Clementine and I haven’t started it in a few weeks. Had to jump it off but she started fine with no issues. After letting the engine idle for about 5 minutes I was fixing to get back in to mover her to a different part of the shop and I noticed a fuel leak on the left side of the engine. I immediately shut it down went to see what it was and noticed a hose clamp close to the injectors on that side had backed off just enough to start a leak. Got a wrench tighten it back up tested it out with the fuel pump primer switch I got from Jim and installed a few years ago and no leaks. I went to crank it up and at first it didn’t want to start. Then when I did get it to crank it idled rough and if you gave it any throttle it just bogs down and will stall most of the time. The first thing I noticed is not the fuel pump comes on as soon as you turn on the ignition switch and it stays on. I also noticed that when I was making the leak repair I inadvertently knocked the ground wire off the air pressure sensor. I plugged it back up and no difference. I have a couple of ideas of what it could be but I thought I would bounce off everyone here to see if I’m on the right track. 

Dennis Stiefel 
72 Fastback FI MT
Rainsville, Alabama 

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