Mechanics

JEEP WRANGLER DISTRIBUTOR PROBLEM

1986 Jeep Wrangler • 150,000 miles

My distributer makes a crackling noise when I turn the ignition to start and wont start unless it does make that noise. And once its started some times it starts backfiring and missing and than wont start
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Alicekelley
November 28, 2012.




LET'S GET SOME BACKGROUND AND EXACT INFO

WRANGLER IN '86?

IS IT AN '87 OR IS IT A CJ 7?

SPILL YOUR GUTS---I WANT ALL INFO AND HISTORY ABOUT ANYTHING THAT'S BEEN DONE----NON STOCK

PICS ARE HELPFUL---SEVERAL UNDER THE HOOD--BREATHER REMOVED

WHAT'S BEEN DONE RECENTLY?

HOW DO YOU USE YOUR JEEP?

LET'S SORTA TELL ME WHAT ENGINE YOU HAVE TOO!

ANY CLUE WHAT HAPPENED TO CAUSE THIS ISSUE?

YOUR UPKEEP?

REPAIR MANUAL?

ARE YOU ABLE TO DIY THIS YOURELF?

TUNE UP STUFF. LIKE A DWELL/TACH METER. PLAIN JANE TIMING LIGHT?

PIN DOWN EXACTLY WHERE YOU OR YOUR PAL HEARS THIS NOISE?

I GENERALLY HANG WITH YOU FOREVER---I GENERALLY WRITE THE NOVELS--AND HAVE TO DRAG INFO OUT OF THE OTHER GUY

SOME OF THE CJ QUESTIONS I ANSWER ARE OVER 120 RESPONSES LONG. BOOK FROM ME.2 SENTENCES FROM THEM. BOOK FROM ME.3 SENTENCES FROM THEM!

AT MINIMUM, WRITE THIS 1ST REPLY TO ME IN A NOVEL FORM, I'LL TAKE WHAT I GET FROM THERE!

THE MEDIC
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CJ MEDEVAC
Nov 28, 2012.
Yes it is a cj7 it has a new distributer, coil, plugs, wires carb, starter. It sat for 5 yrs so I replaced all of the above.I still got the same results. Sometimes it would fire first turn, other times it just doesnt want to start and when it does it starts backfiring it has even blown the muffler off. So I changed the engine still a straight 6 but newer and still the same problem. But now I hear a crackle in the distributer almost like something is shorting out but as soon as you hear that it starts up will run great for about 10 15 miles and starts acting like its starving for gas than the back firing sounds like a cannon going off


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Alicekelley
Nov 28, 2012.
The wiring is a night mare and it has 1 hose going to brakes 1 to pcv and to the distrib


Tiny
Alicekelley
Nov 28, 2012.
CAN YOU DO THE WORK?

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOUR TIMING IS OFF----MAYBE YOUR FIRING ORDER IS WRONG

DO YOU HAVE A DWELL/ TACH METER AND A PLAIN JANE TIMING LIGHT

SEE MINE--1ST PIC

FIRING ORDER IS 1-5-3-6-2-4.............SEE PIC 2......THE SEQUENCE IS CLOCKWISE

IMPORTANT!!!!---DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DROPPED THE DISTRIBUTOR IN---DETERMINES WHERE "#1" WIRE GOES ON THE DISTRIBUTOR CAPI HAVE MINE DROPPED IN "TEXT BOOK"---LIKE YOU WILL SEE IN MANUALS

I'M GONNA SEND TWO FELLERS TO HELP YOU FIND "TDC" SO YOU CAN DROP YOURS IN WITH THE ROTOR BUTTON FACING "MY #1"

YOU MAY HAVE TO REACH IN WITH A LONG SCREWDRIVER AND "TWEAK" THE OIL PUMP SLOT SO IT WILL DROP ALL THE WAY IN

PAY ATTENTION TO "THE SPIT"I ROLL MINE OVER WITH A RATCHET OR WRENCH (NORMAL DIRECTION OF TRAVEL) SEE PIC 3

---YOU NEVER "OVER SHOOT" THAT WAY----WHEN YOU GET THE SPIT----ROLL IT ON OVER TILL THE TIMING MARKS ARE ON ZERO---SEE 4TH PIC---WHITE MARK IS LINED UP ON ZERO

THIS SHOULD BE "TDC"----THE DISTRIBUTOR CAN NOW BE DROPPED IN---POINT IT WHEREVER YOU WANT #1 TO BE!

HERE'S THE FELLERS I PROMISED

PART 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a2X9mSSlQY

PART 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=FHX1yXVyIMg&NR=1

SOON AS YOU GET THIS FIGGERED OUT----I'LL RUN YOU THRU TIMING A 258---THEN GO INTO CARB TUNING

PAY ATTENTION NOW!!!

YOUR TURN.....RETURN WITH A GRIN!

THE MEDIC


CJ MEDEVAC
Nov 29, 2012.

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