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Hard to start after trip into town

I have to hold the Gas pedal down to the floor to crank it. It will start fine when cold.

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  • memorris2 Aug 14, 2008

    i just bought an 86 bronco and it has the same problem. when its cold it starts up fine, once hot though it seems like the battery doesnt have enough juice to keep turning over but then it will finally start. my battery cables are in really bad shape though. frayed and rusty with tear in the wire insulation. i just got new ones and if that fixes it ill let you know. any advice would be great. thanks.

  • teel39 Nov 06, 2008

    I have the same problem, it is like the starter drags when the we have drivin it for awhile. But heres the kicker it started right after i filled it up with gas, and once it starts it runs like it is not getting enough fuel and bogs down like the catalic converter is clogged but i have plenty of exhaust coming from the tail pipe, how many fuel filter does it have. I removed the one going into carb and it flowed fine. I am at a loss any help would be greatly apprciated. thank you.

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