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73 AMC 304 STARTS BUT IMMIDIATLY DIES

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I have a 73 cj5 with 304. It drove fine then one day it died while I was driving. It didn't sputter it just shut off. When I tried to start it the engine started right away but died after the initial fire up. It revs up and dies out(2-3sec). After adjusting the timing(retard) it would run weakly but it I touched the throtle it died. I checked the floats and cleaned the carb. I even changed carbs no change. It has newer fuel pump with clear glass filter, Ican see the fuel flow. I changed the timing chain(it was 1 tooth off) put it all back together and still starts and dies immidiatly can't get it to idle. It has new plugs and HEI distributor. I don't know what it can be. : (
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Clkh3
November 12, 2006.



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