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1986 Jeep Cherokee Laredo

I have had this Jeep for about a year, my mom gave it to me as it died on her and she has a "new" car. I love this car and have been working on it every chance I get money too. I have just resently rebuild the carburetor with a new carb kit, but now it's really actting up, it will hardly start, I can smell fuel as I try to start it and I find that the choke doesn't open enough. I have replaced the following: spark plugs, spark plug wires, air filter, battery (to a more powerful one), distributor cap and rotor, carb kit, alternater, and starter and probably more that I can't remember. The amount of carbon that is coming out of the exhaust is unbelieveable!!! I find that the car runs better when I take the air filter and air unit off but I would like to have everything working well. I tried taking it for a run after I rebuild the carb but it didn't get past 30km and kept bogging down really bad. If you have any advise please let me know!! Thank you so much

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  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    It sounds like there may be something wrong in the carb.

    Did you use a new kit when you rebuilt the carb?

    Did you check and/or replace the float valve and seat (new ones provided in carb kit)?

    Did you check the float level adjustment before reassembly of the carb?Doe

    Does this engine have an OBD computer? If so, see if it is throwing any codes.


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Check your fuel filter, if it is clogged the fuel filter will only let you get up to a certain MPH/KM and then it will just stop. So give that a shot

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