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Ignition Problems.... She is getting harder to start

Discussion in '60-Series Wagons' started by cruiserhunter, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. cruiserhunter

    cruiserhunter

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    Everytime I get into my cruiser and try and start her she is taking longer and longer to get started. I pull the choke all the way out and turn the key and i hear the starter trying to get her going, but she won't turn over. After about 3 or 4 good try's she will usually start, but I am waiting for the day when she won't. I put in am STP carb and fuel system cleaner because I had one at the house, but that doesn;t seem to be doing any good. Hope someone has some ideas. Thanks.


    Patrick
     
  2. BigSur

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    Do you pump the pedal at all before you try and start her?

    Try pumping once, then pull the choke and start her up and see what happens.
     
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    How long since you have given it a tuneup?
     
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    Is it hard to start after it's warmed up and you've been driving it, or is it cold starting that's a problem?
     
  5. cruiserhunter

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    Thanks for the help...
    Bigsur
    pedal is pumped and choke is pulled

    Romer
    Bought her 3 weeks ago and have yet to give her a tune up.. was thinking that new plugs would do the trick and hopefully in the next week I can tune her

    swank60
    if she has been driven she is easier to start ( less time cranking the starter). if it's cold it takes for or five good long crannks to get her started


    Patrick