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Unread 04-08-2009, 02:01 PM   #1
inniett
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Starts, Idles, Dies, Wont Start, Wont Start, Pump Pedal, Starts... REPEAT

It'll start, Idle for a while then it will die. It wont turn over until I press the gas once while it is off, but will die again (I'm not trying to start it by giving it gas in this case). It will also sometimes die at idle at a light, or once even while driving. I haven't been DDing it since.

I have already rebuilt the carb and cleaned it out properly.

Could this be a fuel issue? fuel filter maybe? or.....???

Thank you, regards.

-JD

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Unread 04-08-2009, 02:07 PM   #2
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Since only the pumping of the pedal helps my guess would be the fuel filter. Sometimes crap can back up against the screens and only pumping on and off will allow the crap to back off for a second to allow gas to flow for a moment before it dies again. It's an easy fix and even if it's not the problem it probably needs one if you are even asking. You are supposed to replace them periodically so I would start with that anyway. Even if that was not the problem it will be beneficial.
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Unread 04-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #3
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What year Jeep? What engine?
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