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Unread 02-11-2002, 08:42 AM   #1
mike mcgovern
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uphill stall?

i have an 82 cj-5 and recently had someone rebuild the carb, now everytime i try to climb the smallest hill, the jeep loads up and stalls, it has no problem going down anyting or even if i back up a hill, but if the nose is higher than the tail, it dies. Does anyone know what might be causing this, a stuck or cracked float maybe. Also its been having a hard time running at higher speeds,while its in 3rd or 4th and i try to accelerate hard, the jeep just blubers and doesnt accelerate. Why is this, any suggestions would be helpfull. Thanks

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Unread 02-11-2002, 03:52 PM   #2
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Almost positive that the float is not adjusted properly. The level is too high causing flooding on the slightest gragdation.
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Unread 02-11-2002, 11:43 PM   #3
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I had same problem with mine. The fix it to adjust floats. I believe the book says quarter inch below for the floats, however, this is terrible setting if you offroad steep hills. I set mine at a little over 3/8s below and it help tons. Might be able to do a hair more, but I was worried about starving it at high speeds wide open. It has no prolonged wide open throttle problems where it is now.
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