Originally Posted by RH31379
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.