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Jrdavidson 06-18-2012 02:09 PM

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?


Thanks

bryant.manning84 06-18-2012 02:20 PM

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

bryant.manning84 06-18-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by bryant.manning84 (Post 2486277)
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 :facepalm:CORRECT LOL

Jrdavidson 06-19-2012 12:18 PM

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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