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Engine "stumbles" I have a 1987 Dodge Raider. It hs a 2.6l 4 cyl. carbureted engine. While driving, the engine stumbles when I open up the second bbl. And it's worst in 5th gear, at all rpms. Not to mention I'm getting about 12 mpg. The previous owner had the carburetor replaced in 2005. But when I bought it, it didn't even run. I've been an automotive technician for over ten years and have seen my share of induction problems but this one has me lost. Some of the master technicians I work with tell me that the float is sticking and dumping too much fuel into the engine. It won't even run with the second bbl open with the stock air cleaner on. I can't seem to find any full manuals for this carburetor. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    idles really rough untill you block the air flow

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    THe prob is the vacum lines are not in the right order and need to be placed as such do not ((F)) with the ingnition coil you will regret it if you do! 89 dodge riader. 2.6L



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Check the AAP diagphram. When mine was leaking it stumbled. I replaced the diaphragm and it was so much smoother. You should have a vacuum line that runs from one of the thermo sensors (the one with only 2 plugs, near the temperature sensor). One of the lines goes directly from the thermo sensor into the AAP diaphragm housing (no other connections)

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Check the computer or try to go to a dealer...

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