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Unread 11-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
tkwok
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new distributor installed, but jeep stumbles when I give it a little gas

I dropped in a new distributor today and my Jeep started back up just fine and it idles normally. But when I give it a little gas, the Jeep is stumbling. What did I do wrong during my distributor install?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Unread 11-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Did you reset the timing? Does the new distributor have an adjustable vacuum advance? Is so did you adjust it?
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Unread 11-05-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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nevermind, it was my error. When I installed the new distributor, I didn't properly line up the rotor to the 5 o'clock position. It was at about the 5:30 position instead. I pulled out the distributor and reinstalled it to the correct position. All is well now.

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Unread 11-05-2012, 06:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting back what you found.
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Unread 11-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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Thanks for posting back what you found.
I love it when they post back on what they found. Thanks and glad your up and running.
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