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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 09:31 AM
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CJ5 starting problems

Here's the deal. I had to replace my timming chain ( 304) so I went ahead and did that . At the same time I replaced my distributor and radiator. All of that went in just fine. I drain the gas out of the tank and re-fueled with fresh gas. Reset my holley pro-injection tunning boxs and fired away. Started right up and then let it warm up for 5 min and was going to adjust the timming alittle with the light and blam . She died and now all she will do is crank over and bank fire now and again. Any suggestions???????????

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 10:47 AM
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My first guess is that you didn't have the distributor clamp tight, knowing that you were about to set it. As the engine warmed the clamp got a little looser and the distributor slipped. Try advancing it a little at a time and see if it starts.

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What's msissing... spark or fuel...or is it out of time...

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What's msissing... spark or fuel...or is it out of time...
I think he meant to say that it would occasionally back fire, not bank fire. From that I deduced a timing problem.

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The cap does have a little play can that cause the problem?
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The cap having a "little play" shouldn't be the problem.

Go back to the start, and make sure you have the distributor in correctly. Make sure the timing order is correct. Then make sure you are getting gas to the engine. Check the simple stuff first.....

If the engine was running, and now it's back firing it's got a problem in the timing. Hopefully, the distributor wasn't tight (like Jim Lou said) and it's just jumped out of place. That's an easy fix. Pull the distributor cap off, rotate the engine to TDC, then re-install the distributor pointing to #1 cylinder's tower position.

Oh... and if it's back firing, it's getting gas........
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post #7 of (permalink) Old 04-02-2008, 09:24 AM
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I will try the TDC and the distributor again and see if that works. Oh, and I did check to make sure it was getting fuel and spark

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