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Unread 04-21-2013, 07:33 AM   #1
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Master cylinder vacuum line?

My Jeep has been running great lately. But yesterday after driving it, I sat at idle then it died. I could not restart. After flooding trying to restart I let it sit for a while and started looking around.

It seems the vacuum line to the master cylinder fell off. Problem is, it's gone totally. Where does that vacuum line run? And can that be causing my no start?

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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:20 AM   #2
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You mean the vacuum line to the brake booster?
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:29 AM   #3
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Sorry, this is the line I mean. I found the line, but isn't there supposed to be a cap on the end of it?
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Unread 04-21-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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No cap hooks from brake booster directly to the intake manifold. And yes that will cause your hard start.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 10:00 AM   #5
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Once you do get it started you wil find you can't stop.

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Unread 04-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #6
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I still can't get it to start. I've got a buddy coming by tomorrow with a timing light. I'm getting backfires, and it sounds out of time. I'm not sure how old the cap and rotor are.
I may go ahead and replace the cap, rotor, plugs and wires. My plugs are fouled bad. Very black, and soot covered. And it looks like the gaps are about twice the distance they should be.
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Unread 04-21-2013, 10:51 AM   #7
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Can anyone ID this distributer?
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Unread 04-21-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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Looks like a HEI to me.
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Unread 04-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #9
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I still can't get it to start. I've got a buddy coming by tomorrow with a timing light. I'm getting backfires, and it sounds out of time. I'm not sure how old the cap and rotor are.
I may go ahead and replace the cap, rotor, plugs and wires. My plugs are fouled bad. Very black, and soot covered. And it looks like the gaps are about twice the distance they should be.
Replace the vacuum line first, when the vacuum leak is fixed only then can you look at other issues. And yes that's an HEI distributor, you may already have a nuttered ignition system.
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