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1993 Montero Starting problem

Old 09-11-2010, 02:13 PM
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Talking 1993 Montero Starting problem

I have a 1993 montero 4x4 that is hard to start when cold. I know its fuel related since to start it I often give it a squirt of gas in the intake. I typically have to floor the gas pedal for 4 or 5 trys then it will sometimes crank roughly before clearing out as it warms. This has started happening lately even when its warm. In recently did change the fuel filter.

I could keep doing it like this but its a tad embarassing at the day care in the morning when I raise the hood with my squirt bottle of gas! Thanks in advance.
Old 09-12-2010, 09:09 PM
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iac motor or the fuel inside the fuel tank
Old 09-12-2010, 10:02 PM
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I do have a check engine light on. I've been doing the gas squirt routine since last hunting season and the engine runs fine once it's started so I can't imagine it being the fuel itself. I will try and remove and clean the idle valce and see. I wouldn't have thought of this. There are so many things that can go wrong here. Thanks for the reply.
Old 09-20-2010, 08:27 PM
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Unhappy Well I checked it.

Well I removed the IAC and cleaned it. It was very dirty. I wiped out the interior and put it all back together. It may have been harder to start and wouldn't idle even though it was hot. I turned it off and couldn't restart it. I opened the butterfly and gave it a squirt of a gas for the morning. Is there an easy way to tell if it's bad? I hate to buy a new one just to check.

Thanks for your help. There has to be a special place in heaven for mechanics.
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