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Old 06-18-2012, 01:09 PM   #1
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Angry 89' 4.2L slow starting....any ideas

I have 4.2L 258 with a brand new carb (stock). It takes a while sometimes to start. Once it starts, it runs great. Battery is new and that isn't the problem. doesn't seem to be the starter. It really seems to be a fuel issue. Almost like each time i turn off the engine the fuel line empties and then start from scratch each time i start it.


fuel pump issue..i don't know....

Any ideas?


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Old 06-18-2012, 01:20 PM   #2
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I just changed the starter on my89 hi and now its great at starting....if the fuel empties out of the filter then yes most definitely the fuel pump......IF IT'S A MECHANICAL PUMP

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Old 06-18-2012, 08:56 PM   #3
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I just changed the starter on my89 hi and now its great at starting....if the fuel empties out of the filter then yes most definitely the fuel pump......IF IT'S A MECHANICAL PUMP

THAT SHOULD SAY ON MY 89 YJ.....DAMN AUTO CORRECT LOL
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Old 06-19-2012, 11:18 AM   #4
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so, before i try to start the engine, do i just unhook the fuel filter and see if there is gas in it?
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