Old jeep won't start

Asked by Oct 21, 2016 at 11:54 PM about the 1975 Jeep CJ5

Question type: General

My 1975 cj5 jeep won't start.  It will turnover but
won't start even if I put a little fuel in the carburetor.  

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Check for spark. A tune up may be in order but check the cap and rotor first. Check the timing next if you have spark and it still won't start.

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Test for spark, at the spark plug. Visually check the cap and rotor, test the coil. I feel the coil is bad. You can check the coil for omhs resistance. Primary and secondary.

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If you find you have spark and fuel, run a compression test. If all cylinders test low or zero, it's jumped timing. HTH. -Jim

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Is it firing ? .on a 75 should be easy to diagnose . Fuel fire and air . . Start at coil wire pull.from cap spin over engine if it's firing then it's either a.bad. coil wire ,rotor or bad cap .if it's not firing could be a coil , ballast resistor , or bad distributor or ignition wires . Mice like to eat them .lol Good luck

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