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Old 09-12-2011, 03:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 95 Samurai, weird idle issue.

Have a 95 Samurai. Been getting a strange idle issue. Sometimes it will idle ok, but sometimes it feels almost like it is losing spark. It will miss for what feels like maybe two consecutive cylinders then idle for a second and do it again. (It is very consistant / rhythmic). I noted last night that my lights would dim when this happens. It also does this at very low RPM. I do have a shorted cell in the battery (it looks like a rock inside, no plates visable, just a lump). I hope to replace it with an Optima on payday. I'm going to put my timing light on it tonight and check each plug to see if it is actually a miss. Not sure if it is electrical, fuel or emissions related. Any ideas?
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Also forgot to add that the Samurai starts right up when cold, but have to crank it for about five seconds at about 2/3 throttle when hot before it will start. When it does start when hot, I can smell gasoline (suspect its from the exhaust system filling with unburned fuel). I kind of suspect my damaged battery just isn't cutting it as far as the hard starting. I'm planning on getting a new battery, cleaning all the electrical connectors and adding a ground wire from the battery to the engine block. Hopefully that will help...

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My 1994 samurai had the same prob yours is having. I didn't want to deal with spending all the cash to rebuilt the ecu/injector replace sensors, ect. so I called petroworks and ordered thier 40mm cv carb. it runs amazing now
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