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Unread 11-29-2009, 04:23 PM   #1
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Cj wont stay running! Help!

I have a 75 CJ5 with a 258 that i am selling. I had a guy coming to look at it today so I went out this morning and took her for a drive down the road to check everything out since i hadnt driven it in a while. After I got back home i try to start it back up again and it starts every time but will not stay running! Sometmes it will run for 5 minutes and other times it will cut off right after it starts. It dosent sputter or anything just cuts off like you turned the key off. I have a new carburetor and a new fuel pump so it cant be gas. The ignition module and the coil are new on the ignition system along with a new alternator. I cant figure this thing out and i really need to sell this thing. What could it be?

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Unread 11-29-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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What kind of carb is on there? Also, check your fuel filter..
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Unread 11-29-2009, 06:25 PM   #3
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I have a 75 CJ5 with a 258 that i am selling. I had a guy coming to look at it today so I went out this morning and took her for a drive down the road to check everything out since i hadnt driven it in a while. After I got back home i try to start it back up again and it starts every time but will not stay running! Sometmes it will run for 5 minutes and other times it will cut off right after it starts. It dosent sputter or anything just cuts off like you turned the key off. I have a new carburetor and a new fuel pump so it cant be gas. The ignition module and the coil are new on the ignition system along with a new alternator. I cant figure this thing out and i really need to sell this thing. What could it be?


not sure but does it have a ballast resistor? my older cj5 does and it would do the same thing when the resistor went bad. if so, simple $2 fix.
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Unread 11-29-2009, 08:31 PM   #4
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not sure but does it have a ballast resistor? my older cj5 does and it would do the same thing when the resistor went bad. if so, simple $2 fix.
Or like mine, a loose connection at the ballast resistor...
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Unread 11-29-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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This may sound kinda stupid but......what is a ballast resistor and how do you change it?
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Unread 11-29-2009, 08:47 PM   #6
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might have been done but how are your connections to the battery? are they clean and tight?
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Unread 11-29-2009, 09:02 PM   #7
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The ballast resistor is a ceramic rectangular piece (mine is mounted on the firewall on driver side) that is in the wire that goes to the coil from the ignition switch run position. Here's a link, hope it works to show..

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Unread 11-30-2009, 12:28 PM   #8
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OK i checked the lines to the coil and i dont have a ballast resistor on the line. I have the carter YF carburetor with no fuel filter but i dont think its fuel because it dosnt sputter or anything just cuts clean off. What now?
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Unread 11-30-2009, 01:28 PM   #9
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you don't have a fuel filter at all?
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Unread 11-30-2009, 01:32 PM   #10
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No i dont have a fuel filter at all.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 02:06 PM   #11
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you probably clogged up the fuel jets in your carb.. get someone to try and start it while your looking down the throat and see what kinda fuel spray it has it should be a good strong spray if its not spraying good it can just cut out without sputtering.

you really need a fuel filter on there otherwise your gonna wind up junking that carb......
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Unread 11-30-2009, 02:48 PM   #12
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Chances are that it is something really simple like a loose battery cable or wire. Sounds to me your Jeep doesn't want to leave yet.
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Unread 12-07-2009, 01:04 PM   #13
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Ok I have further diagnosed the problem with the ignition. The motor will stay running until it gets warm but then it cuts off (no sputter or nothing). It will crank every time but will not stay running after the motor is warm. Any ideas?
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Unread 12-07-2009, 01:28 PM   #14
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it is your ignition module.... Or the connector to it... It is a very common problem with stalling and quiting after it gets warm... If you have a auto zone or something they can usually be tested....
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Unread 12-07-2009, 01:30 PM   #15
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Not 100% sure but also check the condenser..
Also after it warms up and not start are you getting any spark?
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