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Discussion in 'FJ55 Iron Pig Preservation Society' started by earthcruiser, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. earthcruiser

    earthcruiser

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    Just got Elwood running after being parked for a year. The header is on, the carborator back in place, exhaust all welded together. Ran fine adjusted everything. Drove ten miles to get the emission done. Idled great right at 850 rpms. Ran upto 2500 rpms for the test, they let the engine drop back to idle for the third stage of the test. It went to 0 rpm and would not start unless the choke was pulled half way out. Had to pull choke each stop all the way home. Ran strong but rough without the choke. a little hesitant. Any ideas? trying to eliminate electrical or fuel. Any help appreciated.
     
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    Trollhole THC Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    fuel restriction or vaccum leak.
     
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    check the idle cutout soleniod. symptoms sound like that is the issue. Its on the carb and has either a single wire or two wire connection depending on year, not sure when the change occured. make sure its getting 12v, and if so, the solenoid is bad, or might need cleaning...
     
  4. Ming89FJ62

    Ming89FJ62 I smell bacon GOLD Star SILVER Star

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    I agree w/ cruiserbrett - check the fuse for the idle solenoid first than go from there. Hope that's all it is.
     
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    Is that the fuse labeled "Engine"?
     
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    Ming89FJ62 I smell bacon GOLD Star SILVER Star

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    Pretty sure it is - it's a 10 amp fuse IIFC

    Harry
     
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  8. earthcruiser

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    Thanks for the assistance. It turned out to be a bad ground on the solenoid. I did about 30 minutes of work and elwood is back on the road. Thanks again for the assistance. This is the part of the Iron Pig Preservation that keeps the 55's on the road. :cool:
     
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