20 Most Recent 1983 Jeep CJ7 Questions & Answers

Make sure that the choke is working and releasing the fast idle cam. May need to be lubed a little if the cam is dirty and stuck.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Apr 22, 2019

check this,
remove a convenient spark plug, stick it on it's wire and place where you can see it, stick you finger over the spark plug hole and have a friend crank the engine, note whether the air blast and spark are the same instant if not the distributor's out of time

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

change the motorcraft module box located on the inside fender well on the left side

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Sep 30, 2018

Check you u-joints

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Mar 02, 2018

git the book out of the glove-compartment. the temp gauge is not the problem, the sensr is,replace. the fuel gauge is not the problem the in tank register gauge is the problem. it is called the BANJO. GIT NEW JEEP! LOL.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Nov 01, 2017

Fill the master cylinder reservoir and let it gravity flow! Do not touch the brake pedal while doing this ! And make sure the top is placed back on the reservoir befor touching the brake pedal !

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Nov 07, 2016

if you mean brake, then it controls brake fluid from master cylinder to wheel cylinders, sending it where needed for best operation and safety

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Jan 11, 2015

Sounds like start solinoid has bad connection or needs replaced. Power to coil comes from start solenoid. Check solenoid and wires and fussable link.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Sep 08, 2014


really its a.
Solex 34 TEIE import that gets a Weber name
that is why tuning data, is missing at webers. site.

what makes you think it was ever tune right.
was it?


1: is fuel pressure.
2: is float level checks.
3: is jetting,
4: is no intake leaks, or it will never idle right or stalls. or races.
if its rich (wrong jets) it will race with air leaks
if it lean (wrong jets) it will stall with air leaks.

5: the choke is off for all above. tuning the silly chock is last.
on my cars, i run a manual choke, so ends that.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Jul 28, 2014

Tammy , weber has the pages to fix webers, why not read there.
its all there. for custom carbs,
fixing cars is a labor of love, if not, dont buy custom cars.
and for sure webers.
TAKE Photos of your work, its free now , no Kodachrome.
the car came with Autolite/motorcraft, carter or Rodcheter carb.
not webers.

idle, all carbs you can set the idle to zero. with the fly plate closed
and the engine stalls.
so does your butterfly plate close.

IDLE DOWN, HOT or cold engine,? is the choke OFF?
if the choke is off you can starve it of all air. at the stop screw.
if not, then the throttle cable is tight,
or you have air leaks in the plenum somewhere.
but air leaks cause lean, but with a bad tuned rich weber, it will race with air leaks, bingo???? im a carb o holic. retire.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Jul 28, 2014

Assuming you're talking about the brake system...
The proportioning valve is on the rear brakes only when the vehicle has rear Drum Brakes.
What it does is limits the brake line pressure to the rear brakes during normal stopping. This way the rear brakes don't lock up and cause the vehicle to fish tail or spin.
When you press the brakes harder than normal, the proportioning valve opens more to allow more line pressure so you're able to stop faster.

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1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Jul 10, 2014

either not gettting fuel or fire

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Jun 06, 2014

check your thermostat or a collasped hose also make sure the radiator is not stopped up

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Jun 06, 2014

Look at the back of the engine near the firewall, driver's side.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on May 24, 2014

Ground wire on gauge.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on May 21, 2014

as simple as this is going to sound its been my exspirence with the cj's they loose ground back at the light housing. try taking off the light and ill bet there will be some rust there. use a small peice of 180 sand paper to scratch off the dibris and reatach and you sould see the lights return. hope this helps and let me know. thanks and good luck.

1983 Jeep CJ7 | Answered on Apr 12, 2014

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