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fuel, spark and compression - will not start

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by russo, May 5, 2013.

  1. May 5, 2013
    russo

    russo Hope is not a method

    Norris, Tennessee
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    Noticed coming home last weekend that the Jeep was missing a little. Got home. Put het in the garage, and this weekend she will not start.

    It has fuel, spark and compression and wants to start. It will catch for a split second, spit a little puff of white smoke out the carb and stop. Just did a tune up about 6 weeks ago and she was running like new (new points, plugs, condenser, coil, rotor, distributor cap and even a new rebuilt carb from the carb exchange). I'm at a loss. Any suggestions out there?

    TNX
     
  2. May 5, 2013
    PeteL

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    Ballast resistor? (If it fires while cranking, but quits when you let the key back to the 'run' position. )


    "Just did a tune up about 6 weeks ago" Point gap slipped? Timing?
     
  3. May 5, 2013
    Walt Couch

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    Also could be water in the fuel and or moisture in the dist cap.
     
  4. May 8, 2013
    russo

    russo Hope is not a method

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    Much chagrined - I assumed because when I parked her she had spark - that she still did. Not true - as I discovered going back through the system. It was a bad condenser. Up and running now, but this is the third condenser in as many months. Something is going on. I'm just not sure what.
     
  5. May 8, 2013
    Mike S

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    Check the coil polarity.

    Also, some distributors have a flexible ground wire from the points plate to the housing, check for that.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2013

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