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Old 06-16-2014, 09:27 AM   #1
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1997 2.5l will not start!!!

I'm working on a 1997 jeep wrangler with a 2.5l
It hasn't started since I've been working on it, I've changed the fuel pump, gas tank, fuel regulator, the fuel injectors, the distributor cap, plug wires, spark plugs, rotary pin, and the crank position sensor. Also I've cleaned the idler air control valve and the throttle body.
With each thing I've fixed it seems to be getting closer but still it is blowing white smoke and fuel from the exhaust when I do try to start it occasionally it will start for a few seconds and then die. any ideas? also I checked my new plugs and they are already black and wet with gas
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:12 PM   #2
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You need to check the Fuel Rail pressure as you could have a bad fuel pressure relief, regulator.

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:35 PM   #3
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My son and I recently installed new long block and it would not start,a mechanic friend had us pull plugs and use flame to dry plugs and leave out overnight today out cylinders the problem turned out to be we were off a tooth on distributor,he reset and it fired right up,don't know if this will help as I am not super mechanic
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Slipped timing chain
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