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Unread 10-18-2001, 08:14 PM   #1
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Fuel Pump Replacement?

I have an 88 Wrangler, and I think my fuel pump just died. I just rebuilt my carb, and it was running fine, until one day I started my car, and 10 seconds later I went to give it gas, and it died completely. It went back the next day, started it, and it ran fine for a day, then I came out of work and it wouldn't stay running.

After I drained the float bowl by cranking it, I used Ether spray, but that only got the engine to catch, it didn't get it to keep running. I have am pretty sure its the fuel pump. I am going to order a new one tomorrow, and I would like to know if anyone has any suggestions or tips? What else could be making my jeep suck? thanks for the advice in advance


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Unread 10-21-2001, 07:43 PM   #2
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If it is the stock carb., check the needle and seat in the front of the carb where the the fuel line enters. That can get clogged. Take it out and clean it with carb cleaner. Happened to me when I had the stock carb.
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Unread 10-21-2001, 08:09 PM   #3
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I have a stock carb, i had a fuel pump (stock) and i would drive places and it would die, i thought since it had high miles that it would be the eccentric inside the engine, (don't know the proper terminolgy) but when the engine would crank a lobe would hit it to pump gas but it wasn't that, what i ended up doing was buying an aftermarket fuel pump wiring it to a toggle and mounting it behind the gast tank, i have never been so impressed with my jeep since.
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