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Old 04-26-2002, 05:26 AM
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OK....

Let me start by telling you I am a novice at vehicle repair. However, tell me what the problem is... give me the Chilton's book, and I am pretty good at getting the thing up and running. So, instead of trying to diagnose where the problem is, I was hoping someone could tell me where to start looking.

Here's the problem....

When trying to start the Wag ('78) in the morning, it just cranks and cranks but won't fire. It has only begun doing this in the last week or so. It will finally start if i pump the s**t out of it ( like 15+ times ) or it won't because the battery dies. After it starts that initial time, the rest of the day is fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks - TJ
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Old 04-26-2002, 05:33 AM
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TJ - 78 Wag ......What kind of carb is your choke on??.... .......ds..
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Old 04-26-2002, 05:35 AM
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fuel loss in the carb... I have to pump mine 7 seven times for the initial startup every morning..

I think it trickles away.. but I don't know where...
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Old 04-26-2002, 05:48 AM
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Now mine was just the opposite,in the morning pump 1 or 2 times to set the choke then she would start fine.Thru the day it would be pumping like TJ-78 and Riverbeast.I found my fuel pump was leaking around the body but not dripping on the ground(I guess the float bowl would drain back thru the pump).New fuel pump on(was replacing the starter when I found pump leaking)and problem solved.
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Old 04-26-2002, 11:16 AM
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Try and retard your timing a little more . i had the same problem pumpit like crazy all i get is a broom and thats it i did a basic tfi coil upgrade and set up the timing to the manifold vacume and sound fires with 1/2 pump now every time. just a thought
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Old 04-26-2002, 02:33 PM
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After you pump it a few times you're hold the petal down a inch or so while you're cranking it right?
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