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Unread 06-14-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
Bchain5
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Replaced fuel filter now hard to start

So I replaced my old fuel filter with a new drive works fuel filter. I have double checked and ik that it is facing right direction. Jeep will start and run but takes really long turns 2-3x for it to start up?

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Unread 06-14-2014, 09:13 PM   #2
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Check for a leak in any of the lines too and from the filter. The tiniest leak (even one that doesn't have a noticeable drip) will allow air into the lines and lower the fuel pressure and make it harder to start. Other than that I am not a fan of drive works anything.
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Unread 06-14-2014, 09:21 PM   #3
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Did you by chance loosen the gas cap and forget to tighten it back? I may have done that before..
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Unread 06-14-2014, 09:32 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by jm8881 View Post
Check for a leak in any of the lines too and from the filter. The tiniest leak (even one that doesn't have a noticeable drip) will allow air into the lines and lower the fuel pressure and make it harder to start. Other than that I am not a fan of drive works anything.
Alright I'll check that and has cap in the morning!

So I checked cap was definitely on. I made sure lines were snug on filter as they could be and seemed tight as possible, so after checking that it didn't take as long to crank but still was hard to start. Once I started it I couldn't feel any air hissing out.

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