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    Default Kodiak Ford 302 starting problems

    Have an 1988 Kodiak Ford 302. Cranks like mad but will not fire over. Quick squirt of starting fluid and starts right up and runs like a champ after that.

    Leaking down or going bad fuel pump?

    Any other suggestions

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    Check the easy stuff first. Filter and pump and then look at the carb. Pull the fuel line off the carb and crank it over (Pull the coil wire so it doesn't start). If its not getting much fuel then you can look at he pump, which is fairly cheap to replace or filter. If you have good flow then look at the carb. Not sure when it was rebuilt last but maybe look at having it rebuilt.
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    Compression testers are pretty cheap it could be old gas plugs and wires might be your only problem you wont see the wire going bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylejohnson View Post
    Compression testers are pretty cheap it could be old gas plugs and wires might be your only problem you wont see the wire going bad
    I don't think it is old gas or plug wires if it runs fine after starting with start fluid, sounds like fuel pump might not be working good untill it's fired up and pulling fuel better

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    If it runs fine, it is not plugs, wires or distributor. Got to be fuel/air. Replace filters. Usually two. One water separator and usually one on the mechanical pump. If no change, then see if you pump is working. Then check carb. Is the choke working? When you hit the trottle, does it squirt fuel into the carb, if not, then you have your answer with no fuel left in the bowl or bad pump. Maybe a leaking line?

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    if its a bad pump, wires, filters the motor wont run for beens.
    it's the carb, float/float bowl, have the carb rebuilt.

    bad cap/rotor/wires motor wont run right at all.
    clogged filters motor wont run long or much above a fast idle.
    bad fuel pump motor wont run normal or high speed.

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    Default thanks for the help

    Figured it out, accelorator pump in carb not working. Rebuilt and starts like a champ.

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