The hubs and I just purchased a '78 CJ7. It's a V8 manual, 3 speed transmission without any mods, just restoration work. It recently had fuel pump replaced by the previous owner. After the fuel pump was replaced, it started. However, when we had it delivered to us today, it won't start. It was delivered to us on a flatbed trailer.
When I try to turn over the ignition, it clicks, but nothing else. Could this be a continued issue with the fuel pump? Maybe something got knocked out of wack during the transport or could it be an ignition/starter issue?
When I turn the headlights on and then turn the ignition to start, the lights dim. From what I understand, this means that I don't have an ignition problem (but I'm not 100% sure since I don't have a voltage tester).
If it is the starter, is there a way I can find out for sure without taking the starter out to test it?
Wondering where I should start inspecting the problem, if there are any other sounds I should be listening for, etc. Let me know if there are other details I can provide. I used to work on my old camry (valve cover gaskets, brakes, but never issues involving where the vehicle won't start so I'm a little lost). Thanks for any help anyone can give me.
Sunday, July 29th, 2012 AT 8:25 PM