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1988 jeep wrangler carb trouble

'88 wrangler with straight 6 cyl. having chronic carb trouble!
Please advise on best solution... am considering changing to Weber carb but not sure if this is best ... are there special adapter plates or gaskets needed???????? Help!

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  • janddstudios Jan 26, 2009

    its the stock carborator, i'm not sure the name... I'm told that the problem has to do with the tiny valves that constantly get clogged and drip gas instead of spraying, like they are s'posed to. 

  • janddstudios Jan 27, 2009

    thanks...I will look into that

  • janddstudios Jan 28, 2009

    Thanks for your help Thundergod Am still wondering if carb problems are common in this year model Wrangler with straight 6?? Am I advised to go to an aftermarket carband if so what type???

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Thanks for picking up on this Thundergod, I got tied up for a couple of days & couldn't get back, & was hoping someone would step in & help.

  • Richard Scordino May 11, 2010

    If you think your stock carb is a pain, try the weber... they need maintenence just about every week!!! Like the man said... whats wrong with yours???

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    What carb (carter) & what troubles are you having?



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Ok... If you have any experience with carbs, you can get a rebuild kit. The most important part of any rebuild is to clean out obstructions in the passageways. Most times this can be done by using carb cleaner and spraying compressed air through them.Most times, just spraying cleaner into carb while installed is a waste of time as debris usually consists mainly of fine rust particles from inside the fuel tank, which will remain in the fuel bowl unless physically removed. If you can't do this, next best option is to search local junkyards for a similar unit. When replacing, cut the fuel line in a convenient place ahead of the carb inlet and put an aftermarket filter in the line, to prevent debris from re-entering and causing further problems. Most carbs have the adjustments blocked off. before using, it is wise to have someone who knows how to remove those plugs, do this for you so you can adjust it after installed.
Good luck

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  • Richard Scordino Jan 28, 2009

    About the only aftermarket carbs I trust are those made by Holley... but things as they are, quality control everywhere is not what it used to be, I don't have any reference material on their stuff that's current, but it's likely they make a direct replacement for your vehicle. Anything new will carry a high price tag which is why I recommended to look in some scrapyards. Don't buy the first thing you see... look around. With any luck, you may find one that was changed fairly recently. Make sure if you go this route to take any choke controls and adaptors as well. As far as chronic troubles, yours is twenty years old...that's not too bad, is it?



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