Sitting on top of my fuel tank on passenger side is where I have 3 connections of sorts. One is the electrical for the sending unit. The second is connected to what I believe is a vent (the hose connected to it just ends open and hangs around the back of the tank), the last is what goes to either the filter, engine or pump.
When I take a look inside the tank. I see a short piece of metal sitting at the bottom of the tank...I can move it easily but lack a proper tool to get it out of there. Its definitely a tube of some sort, maybe 5"-10" in length but bent 3/4 of the way down at a smooth 90 degree angle. It appears that it somehow broke off from the top of the tank where the "fuel line" pulls from.
I don't know what its purpose is but I suspect it is causing my issues.
When I start the truck, sometimes it struggles to start. When it does start and I let it idle to build up air for my breaks, it sounds like its about to die and starving for fuel. Does anyone have any idea if that broken tube laying in my tank is the reason for this or is someone throwing random stuff in my fuel tank?