Lancia zagato starts but dies within seconds

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Lancia zagato starts but dies within seconds

Post by Donsnew » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:52 am

I am brand new to lancia ownership. I bought this 82 Lancia zagota from the original owner. The car hadn't ran for over fifteen years.The fuel pump was bad and the gas tank was rusted away it had been removed and left outside.I built a new tank and installed a new fuel pump with new filters before pump and after.The car fired up sounds great and then dies .It will start every time but will not continue to run.I looking for a place to start I want to drive this thing.please help

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Re: Lancia zagato starts but dies within seconds

Post by LANCIAHF » Mon Aug 22, 2016 2:58 pm

Sounds like your car is running just on start mode. For "run" mode inside the AFM is a fuel switch. Once the flap moves the switch activates the fuel pump. Easy enough to troubleshoot, turn the key on,
move the flap and the fuel pump should turn on. If the fuel pump does not turn on, the problem is either the double relay or the "tang" inside the AFM is bent and is no longer making a connection.

Good Luck

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