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Unread 03-05-2003, 05:39 PM   #1
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Cold/ Wet Weather Starting Problem


CJ7 '83

It will start fine usually but the second or third start of the day after a quick run to do errands and it won't start, it tries , not a starter or battery problem, smell of gas, so tank's not empty... Just wont turn over. This is the second time and it's sitting on campus till I can get it to start. Last ime this happened it was another rainy and cold day like today and the next morning, cold still but sunny it started right up. Any ideas (with details please) if I can't figure out a quick and cheap fix for this I may have to get rid of it, for something more <sigh> reliable and responsible <whimper>

And my wife and I realy don't want that to happen, We love jeeps.


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Unread 03-06-2003, 07:39 AM   #2
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if the carb is a carter than the broblem is the automatic choke setting. when the carb is cold it starts fine but when the carb is hot it is in no need of the choke. before you start it the next time take the air cleaner off and set the choke as low as possible and try to start only pumping the pedal once. if it dosent start set the choke slightly higher remember only turn it alittle at a time once it starts you have it set corectly it will idle a little higher than what i'm sure your used to but this is ok. once the carb warms up it will open the choke and idle lower
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Unread 03-06-2003, 08:15 AM   #3
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I'd check to see if anything is getting wet ie. distributor, coil, ignition box. It sounds like you aren't getting spark. These are all things that I would check.
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