I think I goofed - JeepForum.com
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep CJ Forum > I think I goofed

FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great valueIntroducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineFS: Jeep Fog Light LED Bulbs! Several Brightness Options!

Unread 10-23-2003, 03:01 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Posts: 183
I think I goofed

In the quest for a beter running Jeep. I purchased a motorcraft 2100 off E-bay. The carb seems to be in good shape, but I can't seem to get the Jeep to run for any period of time.

When it does run, it screams at about 3500 RPM. Seems like it would continue to run if I let it sit at that RPM, but I can't get it down to an idle before it dies out.

THEN, when I go to re-start it, it's like it has no fuel. It has to be reprimed manually before it will fire back up.

Any ideas? I'm not really a carb guy.

Ricers make great Jack stands! Give 'em a try!
aviator is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-24-2003, 12:08 AM   #2
Registered User
1971 CJ5 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Eagle Point, Oregon
Posts: 6,855
Sounds like a manifold leak. First, check to see if you have the proper base gasket. Motorcraft has two different carb bases.If you use the smaller gasket on the large base, it will create a huge manifold leak around the back of the carb. Make sure that the gasket fits the manifold as well. Next, make sure that there arn't any open vacuum ports. Lastly,insure that you didn't incorrectly install or knock any other vacuum lines off when replaced the carb.
jeepdaddy2000 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 10-24-2003, 01:18 AM   #3
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 13
have you checked or messed with your timing at all could be that try turning it while you have it running other than that sounds like maybe you have a few hoses wrong check them again. Maybe someone else has some better ideas but i would try that first...
Qman is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.