Question about 1988 AMC American Motors Eagle
It sounds like carburetor problems. Have you tried a new gas filter?
Check if the choke is operating properly-it may be open too far for a cold engine. The fuel level in the carburetor bowl may be set too low. You might also want to check volume flow from the mechanical fuel pump: disconnect gas line to carb and catch the fuel in a container as you crank the engine-watch fuel flow and volume-it should give a pint or two after half a minute of cranking, maybe less cranking time. Also check the needle valve at the inlet for carb-sometimes a tiny bit of trash or debris will clog up the needle valve. If all else fails, try a rebuild kit for the carb-those simple old carbs should be easy to rebuild.
How long since last tune-up?
Posted on Nov 26, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: The belt keeps coming loose
You need to replace the alternator belt.they have a bolt which you loosen the belt. the belt probably got loose because this "tension" bolt was not properly tightened. the noise you hear is the belt slipping on the pullies. to replace it loosen the tension bolt until it is lose enough to remove the old belt. replace the belt with one of the same thickness and length. Be sure to tighten the bolt to where the belt will have about a 1/2 inch pressing down on it firmly with your thumb. you may have to remove some other components ( the fan for example) to replace the belt but thats questionable.
Posted on Nov 26, 2008
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Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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