Originally Posted by wde3477
Carbureted engines with mechanical fuel pumps should not have an inertia switch.
The switch's function is to kill the electric fuel pumps in the event of a collision - so that fuel doesn't continue to be pumped into what could be a flammable event.
If your vehicle should somehow have an electric fuel pump, it's likely that the previous owner did not wire in an inertia switch. Not sure when EFI became a factory offering, but thinking it wasn't until '86/'87.
this makes sence... i have had some misleading answers to my problems. this haynes guide isnt too clear.
well the engine tries to crank but it just wont turn over... dumped gas into the carb and still wont turn over
next thing is to check spark i guess... but the truck ran fine before it sat for 2 months
it always used to be a little hard to start
but now it just wont turn over