View Full Version : 1979 Chrysler 75 HP runs then dies

06-29-2009, 11:38 AM
"Hello- I am new to this forum and very frustrated with a 1979 chrysler 75HP. It has ran great for 5 yrs and recently sputters out after 20 minutes or so of operation. Then , it is hard to start or does not start at all ..... gettin worse every day. It ran great at the dock today for 30 minutes - then stopped quickly and wont start again...... any help or input would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks"

07-01-2009, 08:40 AM
"Their ignition used to suffer from heat and vibration (thats why the fancy rubber mounts) Also, have you looked at the points lately? By the way the rotor does not come off.

You do the water pump every 3 years?"

07-03-2009, 10:20 AM
"i did notice that one of the rubber mounts had been replaced with steel washers (by previous owner! I will remount with rubber ...... i havent inspected points yet , how do i check and what am i looking for?. I suspect i will need a new water pump as well - i have had the engine for 5 yrs without replacing it.
THANKS for the reply!"