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Had to get pulled out Saturday...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BillyBob, Mar 19, 2001.

  1. BillyBob

    BillyBob 1/2 ton status

    Feb 23, 2000
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    Dumont, NJ
    Well, my first time I actually got stuck, and boy was it a sucky reason. My fuel pump wiring got wet because the clip to connect it to the fuel pump is broken. Anyway, the truck just shut off and didn't turn back on.. BigGray pulled me out of the woods and to the road, which was somewhat fun. But, after a while of sitting there, waiting for the wiring to dry, I started it up, but it ran like crap. Obviously something between the ignition and spark plugs got wet. The engine would only work right after it got to a high RPM. So, I was stuck on the highway in 2nd gear, doing about 40, with my 4 ways on. The truck just started running right today. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening? This has been the worst incident yet with this "missing" B.S. It has happened before, but has been mild. It only happens when I go fairly fast through the mud puddles. BigGray thinks the distributor is the culprit since my body lift allows the water to splash inbetween the inner fender and the frame, almost ontop of the motor. What can I do? There was a rubber flap inbetween my frame rail and inner fender when I first got the truck. I didn't know what it was for, so I took it out. Should I replace that? Also, anyone know where I can get a new clip for the wiring for the fuel pump?

    Oh yeah, I learned a valuable lesson.. never EVER follow closely behind someone who has swampers.. otherwise you won't be able to see! [​IMG]

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  2. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

    Feb 19, 2001
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    N Texas
    You might look into waterproofing your motor. Look back into the forums cause there was someone asking about how to water proof the motor.


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  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

    Jul 23, 2000
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    E-town baby!
    I'd put the rubber flaps back in, or make new larger ones because of your body lift. They really help keep the majority of water and mud from making it up to the distributor. I've also seen guys silicone the base of the distributor cap to keep the water out.

    You should also keep a can of WD 40 and some clean rags in the truck. If it happens again you can just pull off the cap and clean and dry it. That should get you up and running again.


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