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anybody ever had a fuel pushrod jam in a motor?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    everything I do messes up. its because I don't know what I'm doing I suppose.

    I tired to do the bolt trick to save the pushrod behind the fuel pump, but all I had was a piece of threaded rod and pliers, but I don't think I even had it threaded in far enough to affect anything... but any way

    I removed the fuel pump and the pushrod fell all the way down ( I don't even see how it went that far)..... so now I try to slide it back up the hole, but it won't budge... its basically stuck against the block on the inside... how the heck can I just get it out of the motor...

    if I can ever get it out, I will try to grease trick to put it back in, somebody help please, what do I do? :doah:
     
  2. unclematty

    unclematty 1/2 ton status

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    I've had them stick down like that before and the only thing I can say is it will at some point go back up just don't give up and use some "method" that could damage it or the block, usually I take them out and stick them in the freezer for about 1/2 hour, for some reason freezing them makes themstick up in there better then anything else I've tried. :D
     
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    With clean fingers or latex gloves , try rotating it as you push it up .
     
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    4xcrazy 3/4 ton status

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    Just put your truck in this position,,,,

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    and it should just fall right back into place..... :D


    :doah: :haha: :doah:
     
  5. Roz

    Roz 1/2 ton status

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    take the plate off if it wont budge (3bolts). i use assmbly lube to keep it stuck in place- seems to work fine. just dont mar it up
     
  6. 78Suburban

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    wrestled (with needle nose pliers that I tried to cover with paper towels) it up and got the pump on. I HOPE i didn't mar it up :crazy: ...... I'll get a new fuel filter tomorrow (the one I bought was wrong).. then I'll crank the truck and see if it blows up :doah:
    don't ever let me work on your truck ;)
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    It will probably be fine . Mine has witness marks from a screwdriver and a knife , and has thousands of miles on it .
     
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    txfiremank5 1/2 ton status

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    You didn't hurt it. The only important parts are the ends where they ride on the cam lobe and the pump arm. :thumb: I've had them do that before, and it can try your patience. Gald you were able to get it.
     
  9. jimmy1973

    jimmy1973 Registered Member

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    holley electric fuel pump

    put it on and for get it, you can share gas i carry a 5 feet hose connect to my electric fuel pump added :bow: a switch to fuel my quads.
     
  10. 78Suburban

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    hose clamps

    are the hose clamps that you adjust with a screw (like found on coolant hoses) ok for sealing fuel lines? thats what I used, because the auto parts store didn't carry the factory style clamps, and the origional ones broke..

    thanks for the encouragement yall... I really would be lost without this place.
     
  11. jimmy1973

    jimmy1973 Registered Member

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    yes screw type clamps

    just dont tighten up to much summit racing .com carrys heavy duty type
     
  12. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    yup..

    "Worm gear" hose clamp are the best--I hate those spring ones that fly off your pliers an stick in your eyes or forehead! :doah: --they dont clamp tight enough half the time either...

    I never had a fuel pump pushrod stick in the block(well,one motor did have a bent one that looked like a bannana,but that was a rare one!)..they can be difficult to get back in all the way once it falls out though..sometimes you have to take that plate behind the pump off to do it...if it fell,you didn't have your threaded rod in far or tight enough to hold it in place..its usually much easier to use that trick to change the pump..I know its hard to tell when its tight enough,but not TOO tight..good luck. :crazy:
     

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