Won't start after sitting a few days?

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Mpack
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My tercel:: 88 Tercel 4wd

Won't start after sitting a few days?

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Hello all,
I've got a gremlin! 88' 4wd wagon. Factory carburetor. After it sits for a couple/few days I can't get it to start up without using starting fluid. Any suggestions?
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SirFoxx
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My tercel:: 1981 Toyota Tercel w/ 7age

Re: Won't start after sitting a few days?

Post by SirFoxx »

sounds like either the fuel pump is getting weak, or your accelerator pump isnt working
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dlb
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My tercel:: '87 sr5, '83 dlx parts car
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Re: Won't start after sitting a few days?

Post by dlb »

Once you get it going with starting fluid, does it run ok then? If so, I'm inclined to agree with SirFoxx that it's fuel delivery related. When's the last time you changed the fuel filter?
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