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post #1 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, so it's snowing here and my Camaro does not like it at all. I have a 1979 Cj7 Jeep, with the V8 304. I recently broke my axle and i just got that fixed. Well in the process of my axle being fixed my distributor Rusted up. so i went ahead and replaced the Distributor, Plugs, Wires, Coil, Distributor Cap, and Rotor. and it still wont fire. I have Gas, Spark, and i even tried to spray starting fluid in it. I timed it. and it Perfect. Still nothing. what am i Over Looking.

P.s. My buddy said something about the Egr Valve being bad. Could this be the prob?


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post #2 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 04:10 PM
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Well, you've got fuel and spark. Is there frozen moisture on your air filter? Have you tried starting it without the filter on? Just a thought.
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post #3 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, Tried it without the Air Filter, and With it. Still nothing.

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post #4 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 04:27 PM
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something like that happened to me.couple of my friends and i was wheeling and my jeep suddenly stopped.We checked everything Gas, Spark,Distributor, Plugs, Wires,battery and everything is ok.i tried lots of times no fire.we decided to trail it to home.while we were trailing i tried once again and the Jeep started.nothing happened since.
try moving your jeep .Just a thought

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post #5 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 05:32 PM
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Have you checked to see that you're getting fire to the plugs? If I read your post correctly, you've tried starter fluid also and it won't fire. ....not even for a little?

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post #6 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 05:34 PM
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I would check your fuse and also wires, coil, soleniod, etc, could be deadset, which is if it isn't run alot, parts go bad at times. If you have a test light, check the wires.

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post #7 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 06:21 PM
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Are you sure you have the distributor in right? i.e. rotor pointed at the correct tit on te distributor?
Is the distributor possibly 180* off?
How did you time it without the engine running?
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post #8 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 06:35 PM
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[QUOTE=Cheever1804]I timed it. and it Perfect.
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I'd hate to say it but they are famous last words..
was the engine rotated wile the dizzy was out?..Check to make sure your getting fire at the plugs..Look over all connections to the dizzy,and coil..Was it a a brand new dizzy?

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post #9 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 06:39 PM
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How long has it been sitting? Has the fuel gone bad? Try a new fuel filter and fresh gas. Also, might need a new fuel pump, if it's been sitting a while too.

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post #10 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I went ahead and re timed it. I went a ahead and rotated the engine one time without the distributor. I went ahead and Tdc the engine. Put the Dizzy back in, and not it sounds like it wants to fire now. So I will call it a night and start fresh tomorrow, due to it's now 9:00 pm and really cold out side. Please just keep giving me Idea's to try just encase this does not work. Thanks for all the help so far.


P.s. It sat about 1 month without running, Checked all the plugs with a test light. It was a Reman Dizzy. Gas is about 1 month old, I can see the Fuel going into the Carb.

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a good tip is to put a cork in the spark plug hole..When you turn it over to tdc on the Compression stroke<<<this is key<<<the cork will pop out as compresion is being built in the #1 cylinder..or a buddys finger works also..

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post #12 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 08:23 PM
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a good tip is to put a cork in the spark plug hole..When you turn it over to tdc on the Compression stroke<<<this is key<<<the cork will pop out as compression is being built in the #1 cylinder..or a buddys finger works also..
Finger does not always work, despite of the fact that it should. My "magic 258 start up routine" is to switch all the wires, and it works every time. Don't ask. Anyway, make sure you are not 180 out, then have a buddy turn the dizzy while you are cranking to see if it helps, it probably will.
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post #13 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 09:06 PM
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If it is firing now and sounds like it wants to start, but also sounds like the timing is way off and won't allow it to run, which is what the above posters are getting at, just lift the distributor out enough to disengage the distributor gear from the camshaft gear and rotate the shaft of the distributor 180*, or 1/2 of a full rotation, and stick the distributor back in. That should get it to where it will run.
Then, you can time it exactly.
This is just another method to accomplish the same thing the others are saying.
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post #14 of 15 Old 01-28-2007, 09:08 PM
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Have you checked the gap for the stator and pick up? Is there a rotor in there? Dont laugh I seen that b4.
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post #15 of 15 Old 01-29-2007, 07:13 AM
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you might double check your firing order.
sounds stupid but ive seen people go the wrong way around their dist. with wires w/out thinking about it and that will only fire on #1.

just something easy to double check and eleminate as a possibility.

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