Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: Sorta OT: Cross-Country Trip HELP!!!!!!!!!
A few months ago I chased that problem all around my CJ7. It turned out to be a pinched hose between the tank and the hard line forward. The hose was new but I had improperly installed it. A similar problem can be caused by an old hose that gets soft and can be sucked flat by the pull of the pump.
The relatively new fuel filter suggests that the P.O. might have been having problems and had changed filters in an attempt to correct it. It could be that the tank has a fair amount of sediment and is going to clog a bunch of filters before it's all cleaned out. Filters will hold much of what they colllect, and only let a small percentage be backflushed out. That's why they need to be replaced instead of just cleaned.