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85 XJ 2.8 v6 won't start

Old 07-07-2012, 07:39 PM
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Default 85 XJ 2.8 v6 won't start

I just bought an 85 XJ with the 2.8 v6 lifted on 5.5" on 34-10.50 tsls
for $600 but it won't start. I'm thinking it's a vacuum leak cause
some of the hoses going to the carb are unhooked. Any help would
be greatly appreciated or if there is anybody in the Portland
or Clackamas area that would want help me with it that would
be great to.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:24 PM
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Check for spark and fuel. Spray some starting fluid into the carb and crank the engine over, if it sputters and tries to start it means you have spark. If nothing happens it means you have no spark. There is an ignition module in the distributor on the 2.8 that always seem to go bad and will cause a no spark issue.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:51 AM
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I spraied starting fluid in the carb and it didn't do anything I'll check for spark tomorrow in the day light
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