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post #1 of 8 Old 12-07-2019, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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1989 YJ 2.4l runs on starter fluid

I purchased a 1989 yj from a one owner and been sitting in storage. The 2.4liter will run on starter fluid only. What and where should i start checking?

First post on forum, so im a newby.

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-08-2019, 01:36 AM
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Is there fuel in the tank and is it relatively fresh or old and skunky? Is the fuel pump kicking on? Is the fuel line broken, kinked, or possibly plugged up?

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new gas in tank. After church, i will check fuel pum
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post #4 of 8 Old 12-08-2019, 04:51 PM
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The 89 4 cylinder is actually a 2.5 but has an electric pump in the tank. remove the fuel line at the throttle body and turn the key on. See if fuel comes out. Might need some one to turn the key on while you watch. There is also a return line on the throttle body

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I will disconnect those lines tomorrow and see if i have fuel. Is this carburetored or fuel injected?

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No fuel on either line at throttle body.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-11-2019, 09:56 PM
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No fuel on either line at throttle body.
Time to see if the fuel pump is working or not. If yes, check for a blockage in the supply line from the pump to the engine or for an obstructed intake at the pump. If no, check your fuses, relays (as applicable), and the pump wiring.

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post #8 of 8 Old 12-11-2019, 11:05 PM
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I purchased a 1989 yj from a one owner and been sitting in storage. The 2.4liter will run on starter fluid only. What and where should i start checking?

First post on forum, so im a newby.

On some of these older JEEPs, you should check the pump and see if it is running, if not try checking the wiring to the top of the tank, after checking fuses etc. Sometimes the wires break, if not replace pump..
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