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post #1 of 10 Old 05-03-2007, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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87 Wrangler carb trouble

I recently purchased an 87 Wrangler, 6 cyl. Knowing that when it get warm it has trouble starting unlless I hold my foot to the floor and crank for a while. Any idea on what what is wrong or how to fix this? Also I parked the jeep tuesday night and now it won't start period, just cranks and cranks and I smell gas. I think the two are realated. any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 10 Old 05-03-2007, 10:42 AM
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Replace carb with Weber. Problem solved.
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Replace carb with Weber. Problem solved.
IF that's an option, if it's not due to emissions, extra cash, etc.... GO HERE. That kit worked wonders for my stock carb and it's cheap and super easy to install. I put mine on in under 20 minutes in a light rain.

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-03-2007, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
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thanks, my hope is a cheaper solution then the weber. Does the carter kit adress my problem? it idles great but will not start after I run it.
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thanks, my hope is a cheaper solution then the weber. Does the carter kit adress my problem? it idles great but will not start after I run it.
Check all your vaccuum tubing and hoses. I had a cracked hose when I had a problem similar to yours. Replaced it and I'm running fine now.
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-03-2007, 10:55 PM
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definitely check vacuum hoses and replace-- pull carb and clean and tighten screws -- install new base gasket set and get the venturi tube/screen kit and install it for the $35 -- finally, make sure the choke is working properly.
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Check your fuel filter too..

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-04-2007, 04:25 AM
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I recently purchased an 87 Wrangler, 6 cyl. Knowing that when it get warm it has trouble starting unlless I hold my foot to the floor and crank for a while. Any idea on what what is wrong or how to fix this? Also I parked the jeep tuesday night and now it won't start period, just cranks and cranks and I smell gas. I think the two are realated. any help would be appreciated.

Theoretically an alternative carb will fix things but it's a lot less work to fix the one you've got.

My guess is that the choke is starting to re-close WAY too soon (I have seen this happen in another car). Park the car for 15 minutes after fully warming up and check the choke. It should be still wide open. If not, it is adjusted way too rich or is broken.
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-04-2007, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Guys,

I got it started again, The choke seems to be messed up and flooded it out, I'll take a closer look at it tomorrow and may strart looking into an alternative carb
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