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78 K5 Motor problem

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Scott73, Jun 19, 2002.

  1. Scott73

    Scott73 Registered Member

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    Just bought a 78 K5 Blazer for $800. The body is almost perfect with no rust, but the motor has no power. I'm going to put new plugs and wires on it tomorrow because I know its missing and then try the timing and the carb. When you give it the gas it acts like it wants to die and then barely goes. It slowly got up to speed and drove home at 70 on the highway, but couldn't maintain the speed up hills. any ideas?
     
  2. txbluethunder

    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    what engine/gears/tires size/tranny?
     
  3. k5ntexas

    k5ntexas 1/2 ton status

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    ya can try the fuel pump. that might be out. 800 is a good deal for the shape of the body. hope this helps. later
     
  4. BlazingItaly

    BlazingItaly Registered Member

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    Try a compression test and check fuel filter.
    Hope this help

    Luca
     

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