Electrical Ghost doesn't like to let me start...
So I long story short, I have starting troubles.
When I go to start up my 258 after its been sitting for a night there is extremely excessive cranking before I can get the engine to fire. Before I turn the key I usually sit on the gas pedal for a bit. That generally (not always) ensures that after 10-15 seconds of a cranking she will start. But that is not always the case.
When I stop cranking one of three things happen
1) Absolutely nothing
2) I get a hissing noise, she sounds like she's trying to start but cant and dies out or tries to keep sputtering until i turn the key to the off position
3) She starts shakily until i floor the gas and then she levels off and runs awesome until the next time that I have to turn her off.
When she fails to start some weird stuff happens when I go to try again. Generally if i try to key it straight into crank again there is some nasty grinding noise that I think it coming from the starter motor but I'm really not sure.
But If i key her into "on" i usually get a hissing noise and a small attempt at a start just like on a failed crank. I think this is odd (obviously) since im not keying it to crank.
I am really at a lost as to where this is coming from. I have seen plenty of CJ's that kick right over when you go to start them and would really like to get mine to that point. For a while I was thinking that the problem may lie in the carb, but now I feel like there has to be something in the wiring or ignition somewhere.
I have replaced the ICM (because the last one died over the winter) so I figure it's not that. Could it be the ECM, carb maybe? I have no idea at this point