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post #46 of 47 Old 09-07-2009, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Recently just fixed a few things here and there to get her running nicely.

Started off by starting to stall when slowing down to stop and it was because of a vacuum leak so we compensated by upping the idle. We got all the vacuum leaks taken care of (so I believe) but then the Jeep started dieseling.

On my way to my uncles to get the idle down to a good rpm the bikini top tore off and then shortly after that the top radiator hose blew and luckily the engine didn't overheat. There was a tire shop near by that let me use their water hose to fill up the radiator and reservoir and we cut the hose and placed it back in. Got the new hose lowered the idle and she drives beautifully.

Guess it's true "You know you drive a CJ when you break something new everyday".

The right headlight has broken mounting points so we cannot adjust it to straighten out so we have a temporary fix. (If you have any extras or parting out please shoot me a PM)

Since the fix she drives a lot stronger now and doesn't drink up to much fuel!

Life is great with my jeep.

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post #47 of 47 Old 09-09-2009, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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New problem and have been searching like crazy for an answer.

Jeep is now giving problems when trying to start. It cranks but will not turn over until it seems to be a random point after I've started trying. Been messing around with the throttle and that usually gets it to eventually turn over.

I've read of similar problems and of people just finding the sweet spot for the jeep with the amount of presses to the floor on the throttle and such. But the jeep would start immediately before.

Now my question is could this be due to us possibly making the idle to low? Or could it be some kind of new cause in my Jeep adventure?

Edit: Got a BBD just to let you know with electric choke
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