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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2003, 12:40 PM
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Hard Starting

I have a '92 YJ, 6cyc, 4.0L, manual. Lately it has become increasingly harder to start. Sometimes its easier than others and there really is no "good time", starts hard no matter time, weather, etc. It cranks but takes about 6 or so to kick and the cranks are labored sounding.
I recently replaced battery cables, distributor, cap, plugs, and fuel filter. Wires are no older than a year (high performance). Starter is a Mean Green and i got it about 3 years old. Fuel pump is about 3-4 years old.
Its possible starter is bad but it doesn't "feel" like a bad starter.
I'm wondering if it can the timing??? Its up there in mileage, 180K.

Any suggestion??

Thanks In Advance

Rob

1992 YJ, stock, 6cyc, 4.0L, manual
1981 CJ, 6cyc, 4.2L, manual, Old Man Emu Lift,
2" body lift, 33", OX Locker in front.



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Re: Hard Starting

<font color="blue"> I know when my starter went out, I couldnt start the engine at all. I would check the timing and/or carb. </font color>
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Re: Hard Starting

No carb, it a fuel injected power house !!!!
(with soft top up ... and strong wind on my back ...
going downhill ... )
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-13-2003, 12:58 PM
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Re: Hard Starting

Have you checked your battery and alternator? A battery on the fritz could do the same thing........especially after a lot of long cranks.
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I recently replaced battery cables, distributor, cap, plugs, and fuel filter. Wires are no older than a year (high performance).

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When you replaced the distributor - did you reset the timing? - How does it run?
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Re: Hard Starting

Battery is fairly new maybe 2 years old. Its a Interstate Optium Deep Cycle. I checked and it seems to be pushing out the current.

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Re: Hard Starting

What kind of amps is it putting out? How about the alternator? What does the alternator put out under the load of the starter?

Also check and clean all of your ground wires. If a ground is on the fritz it can create the same type of scenario
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Re: Hard Starting

Thanks,
I'll poke around and check the suggestions
see what i come up with...
thanks
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Re: Hard Starting

It sounds the same when my starter went bad. I first thought it was the battery. Bad grounds cause the same symptoms. The i6 has long cranking time in general, so it might also be normal.
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Re: Hard Starting

Also check your compression. If it's low it will be hard to start. Check the spark during starting attempt. If the starter is drawing too much current it may have a effect on starting.
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