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post #1 of 10 Old 11-22-2002, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Help please!!!

I have a 83 CJ7. It sat for about a year while I saved money to get tranny fixed. Ran it for a few weeks no problems. Now, it stalls on me. I can drive it for a few mins, then when I pull up to a stop sign it dies. Or it will just jerk really hard. Have no clue what this could be. Thanks!!
p.s. I have replaced the fuel pump, and fuel filter.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-23-2002, 12:05 AM
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Might try rebuilding the carb. Its possable that after sitting for so long ugly things could have crawled in there and are now wedged in the various fuel delivery circuits.
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post #3 of 10 Old 11-23-2002, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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I have ben thinking about that. Thanks. I wil order the kit today.
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-23-2002, 09:42 AM
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When you pull the carb apart, see if it is really dirty or has any bits of rust in it. Water or other junk might have got into the tank with it sitting for a year (especially if it was outside). You might have enough crud or rust in the tank now to keep plugging up filters. Good luck.

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post #5 of 10 Old 12-11-2002, 01:04 AM
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YOU MIGHT TRY A CAN OF DRY GAS OR A PINT OF ALCOHOL IN THE TANK BEFORE DISASSEMBLY. JEEPS ARE PRONE TO COLLECT MOISTURE IN THE TANKS THAT SET FOR A YEAR OR SO.
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-11-2002, 07:56 PM
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before spending money "guessing" look at the fuel and ignition system ( i agree- its probably carb related but when its money- its better to measure twice and cut once)

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post #7 of 10 Old 12-11-2002, 11:58 PM
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I'd put 3 or 4 jugs of HEET in it and drive it some, before I try anything else.......

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post #8 of 10 Old 12-13-2002, 03:31 PM
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I would take the Carter BBD off and hit it with a big hammer....then throw it in the trash.
After that I would go and buy a Weber or a Motorcraft 2100.
Whichever suits your budget
Odds are the problem is your Carter. You can rebuild it, but take notes, because you'll be doing it again in 3 to 6 months.
Seriously though, you should start saving for a new carb. After I put a Weber on mine, it has been runnin gbetter than ever. Well worth the $300.
Good luck.


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post #9 of 10 Old 12-13-2002, 05:53 PM
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I'll second that motorcraft 2100. Can't say enough good about it. Never gives me any crap when rockcrawling.

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post #10 of 10 Old 12-13-2002, 10:56 PM
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Re: Help please!!!

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Originally posted by merch_boy
I have a 83 CJ7. It sat for about a year while I saved money to get tranny fixed. Ran it for a few weeks no problems. Now, it stalls on me. I can drive it for a few mins, then when I pull up to a stop sign it dies. Or it will just jerk really hard. Have no clue what this could be. Thanks!!
p.s. I have replaced the fuel pump, and fuel filter.
auto or manual tranny? manual or power brakes? when you first start it does it idle good, after its warmed up how does it idle? what do you mean jerk really hard, jerk and then die like killing it with the clutch? granted the carter needs a lot of attention to keep it running but its hard to blame it for every problem with the way a jeep runs. this is a jeep that sat for a year then had a fixed? tranny. it could be a lot of things.

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