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    Fj40 Cold Starts

    Ok all My cold starting issues were caused by a failing starter over time...the starter finally gave out and I replaced it with a gear reduction one and the engine started right up...check out the old starter when it failed...looks like cone failed a long time ago as I found a piece that had...
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    LED bulb replacement causing issues

    I went to NAPA and the have a two prong flasher for $13....works good...when you connect you will need to make your own connector wires as the prongs do not line up with the wiring harness. I would recommend wrapping the connectors on the flasher with black tape as I shorted out my fist flasher...
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    Flasher issues

    Fuse seem to be ok
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    Flasher issues

    Ok I have installed LED bulbs and have changed out the flasher to an electronic one...everything works good....then all of a sudden the blinkers and hazard lights stop working. Also brake lights will not work but driving lights work. I have now put two electronic flashers in and have seemed to...
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    Positive Battery Cable Connection to Starter

    Here you go...
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    Positive Battery Cable Connection to Starter

    In the morning when I cold start my 78 FJ40 (original stock) it takes multiple turns of the key before the engine will start. Periodically I will see a little smoke coming from the the engine compartment so I went to investigate. I noticed that the smoke was coming from the connection of the...
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    LED bulb replacement causing issues

    Well...I resolved my LED bulb issue....all I needed to do was replace the original flasher with an electronic flasher. Hope this helps someone.
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    Number stamped on engine

    Photo I mean
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    Number stamped on engine

    Thank you! Just deleted post.
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    Number stamped on engine

    I found this number stamped on my engine and are unfamiliar what this number is...I have attached photo.
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    Battery 101

    What a newbie error....my carburetor needs to be tuned in....so it was nothing with the starter or coil...just the carburetor.
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    Battery 101

    Ok sorry for the newbie not using the correct terminology. Yes the engine was turning over but did not start. Once I got choke closed the engine turned over and ran.
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    Battery 101

    Once I got the choke closed it started...what do you think the issue is?
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    Battery 101

    Yes and the choke knob and cable is not hooked up to anything...if electric choke then manual choke is no longer needed correct
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    Battery 101

    Well he is a platinum level mechanic...unfortunately he lives 19 hour drive fro me.
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    Battery 101

    Yes...my brother in law who is a mechanic told me he thought it was the choke hanging open and that is causing the engine not to turn over. I went out and looked and the flaps were wide open and the engine would not start. I fiddled with the flaps and got them to close and guess what the engine...
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    Weber carb with cold start

    I mean how to fix if open not closed on cold start
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    Weber carb with cold start

    With the electronic choke should the flaps be closed on a cold start? If so my choke flaps are open. How do i fix if they are to closed on cold start.
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    Battery 101

    Wire from battery to started then wire to the coil. On thing it could be is my electronic choke is wide open...if I am correct the flaps on the choke should be closed when starting cold...trying to figure out how to check this out. Any ideas...I have a Weber carb.
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    Battery 101

    Ok so I changed out the battery for a new 1/21 dated red optima and still the same problem. The starter just keeps running when I turn the key the starter just keeps going and does not turn over... would this be a potential starter issue or coil? I have put in new plugs and wires. Frustrating
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