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Old 04-25-2013, 08:41 AM   #31
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i rotated crank to get #1 piston up top then yes alligned pulley with 0 mark ...
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:45 AM   #32
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@SevenServices...ill go grab a compression tester today at harbor and try that out...if i align the crank pulley with 0 mark that should be TDC at Compression correct ?

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:40 AM   #33
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update...ran compression test...all 4 cyl held compression....so not a sticky valve i guess
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:55 AM   #34
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one more thought....CHOKE? how to test?
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Old 07-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #35
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still not running.. wife is sad...
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:44 PM   #36
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Man that really sucks. Have you checked to see if anyone on here lives close enough to you that they could look at it for you. It's got to be something simple and as frustrated as you probably are you could very easily be overlooking a very simple problem that they might see right off the bat. I don't mean any disrespect but another set of eyes might help.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:05 PM   #37
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I know this is a stupid question because I'm sure you have but have you sprayed starting fluid in and what does it do then?
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:09 PM   #38
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One more thing are the plugs wet or just black?
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:09 AM   #39
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as far as other eyes goes...at this point im game..but dont really know anyone that doesnt own a shop that works on em...most people come see me when something is up with their car...i havent pulled the plugs and looked at them ..just changed em...i have noticed looking down throttle body that gas is pooling inside..flooding..
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:14 AM   #40
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and spraying starting fluid in there hasnt made a difference
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #41
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i rotated crank to get #1 piston up top then yes alligned pulley with 0 mark ...
But are you on the compression stroke or the exhaust stroke? you may have to rotate another 360 degrees to be at the compression stroke.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #42
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thats a good ?....ill research in here to figure out which is which....years ago i was able to get it running ONLY if i held pedal to floor but it would just chug and spudder and idle low....so i have always thought it was a timing issue....but couldnt figure out..so i quit working on it...so the 1st thing i tackled this time was timing chain...but maybe i did it wrong. but i followed book to the t...
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:57 AM   #43
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Rotate it to TDC with your finger over the spark plug hole. If you feel the compression pushing your finger, you will be at TDC of the compression stroke. Then set your distributor to fire according to that. I think you may have stated that you have a compression gauge, so that will also help you determine that you are at TDC on the Compression stroke
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if you are setting your distributor at TDC of the exhaust stroke, you will be 180 degrees off, and probably will be backfiring out the exhaust.
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no backfire from exhaust....just from intake ever so often....i havent had a chance to work on it in a few days...it actually has been raining here in texas...cant complain cause were in stage 4 drought right now....
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:26 PM   #46
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when i previously set TDC i would stick a screwdriver in plug one hole and wait for it to pop out the adj with mark on damper...
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when i previously set TDC i would stick a screwdriver in plug one hole and wait for it to pop out the adj with mark on damper...

The piston is at the top on both the exhaust stroke and the power stroke.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:11 PM   #48
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i have now been enlightened...
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If you have fuel pooling the backfiring from intake could be from the excess fuel. Have you done anything to address a possible fuel delivery issue, I.e. bad carburetor/ fuel injection. I have had plenty of vehicles backfire out the carb and it was nothing to do with timing, simply air/fuel mixture problem.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:14 PM   #50
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do you have any suggestions? its throttle body intake so wouldnt know how to address excess fuel ?? ha usually the other way around...not enough fuel
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look down the throttle body to the bottom - see if there is a puddle of fuel in there. if there is, dry it up with a rag.

If there is a puddle of fuel in there it will not start. have someone turn the key on while you look down the throttle body at the bottom of the injector to make sure the fuel is misting out, not dribbling or running out.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:12 PM   #52
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there is definatly a puddle in there...lets say that its running or dribbling what would be a soultion to fix that
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replace the injector. just had to do this to mine.

or it could be just the o-ring on the bottom part of the injector.
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make sure to dry the puddle out, possibly pull the plugs to see if they are all wet - dry them off.

install new injector, crank it up....
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Old 08-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #55
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Is there any exhaust coming out the tail pipe? It's not plugged up with something is it?
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Fix the fuel delivery problem and I bet she runs. Good luck and keep us posted.
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One more thing and I can't remember if you told us but is the fuel new. This has out of commission a while right? If the fuel is old that's probably what gummed up the injector causing the fuel pooling. Make sure you have fresh gas and fuel filter too.
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fresh gas and filter yes...im gonna pull the injector and clean to....and i have never noticed exhaust ..
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Old 08-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #59
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If my ex got awarded my jeep you can bet your a$$ it would take years and tons of coin for next husband to figure out why it won't run to! You might want to check those break lines pretty good if the last guy was anything like myself.
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i know right...

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