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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2005, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Starting problems

I have an 83 CJ that won't start on its own. It cranks over fine but wont fire up. I have to put starter fluid in the carb in order for it to fire up. After it starts up it runs perfectly. But if it sits for a couple of hours, I have to put more starter fluid in order for it to start. What could be causing this? Fuel Filter maybe? Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Starting problems

Pull the fuel filter and crank the engine and see if the fuel pump is pumping fuel.
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Re: Starting problems

After it's been sitting - look down the carb while you open the throttle - ignition OFF!
You should see the accelerator pump giving a squirt of fuel down the inside.
Fuel can be in the bowl, but not get squirted in.
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Re: Starting problems

Resistor bypass broken?
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