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Old 01-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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Hard start help

98 tj 2.5l hard to start it just turns over and over finally starts but runs rough for a few seconds then clears up blows black smoke till it clears up then runs ok but still idles kinda rough and will have a miss in it every now and then when driving any ideas what this could be thanks Ryan

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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As for the cranking for a bit before it fires, try turning the ignition to "on" then wait about 3 seconds. If it starts right up after the few second wait, it may be a fuel deliveey problem. On the other hand, black smoke indicates too much fuel. Hmmmm
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