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Old 06-17-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
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1988 yj wont start ?

I have a 1988 that wouldn't start this morning. Ive added engine oil and changed my spark plugs but it wont crank over? any suggestions where to start?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Ok - I'll bite. When was the last time it ran?

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:52 AM   #3
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last time I drove it was last Friday. tried starting it to go to work this Monday and wouldn't turn over. just recently had problems with my vacuum hoses and replaced them and took apart my carb and cleaned it out, replaced fuel pump, that was about a month or two ago and haven't had any problems until this.
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There are a lot of things going on there. I guess the best would be to go back to the basics. Check to see if it's getting "the big 3" - air, fuel and spark - and then work your way back from there. Also - a stuck choke will make it impossible to start - but then you should notice flooding.
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when you say not turning over? is it scranking when you hit the key and not firing? Or does it sit and do nothing when you hit the key?
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:02 PM   #6
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its cranking just not firing
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appreciate it, ill start there then and hopefully get this fixed.
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If its cranking and not turning over your timing sounds like its outta whack.

Edit: Or when you replaced you plugs and wires did you put them in the proper firing order?

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