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    jstratouly is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    1974 Eldorado starting issues

    My dad and I have been working on my 1974 Eldorado since I was 9, 10 years ago now, but unfortunately it has been sitting for the past few years and it now isn't starting. If you spray gas directly to the carb it runs for a few seconds and dies. I'm thinking it is the fuel pump. Any suggestions on if I'm right and the best way to get it running again.

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    That would be my guess. Change the fuel pump and make sure you have some fresh gas in there.

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    Re: 1974 Eldorado starting issues

    Careful not to strip the threads.
    Cannot remember if there is a filter there (many had a bronze filter at carburetor).
    Pull the fuel line from carburetor place a catch can then crank the engine.

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    Thanks will have to try that when the weather here is warmer and better.

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    Re: 1974 Eldorado starting issues

    Are you trying to start it on gas that is years old?

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