1981 cj7, 4.2 straight 6. Manual trans, it all started when I fixed the gas gauge. Of course the fuel tank and skid plate were rusted junk and the fuel/vapor separator had a collapsed tube on top. Replaced the fuel/vapor separator with one from a mopar muscle car, replaced the sending unit and installed the tank. Also, rebuilt the carter bbd carburetor. Now the jeep starts and idles then dies. After it dies it usually starts right back up. I've had the tank in and out 5 times and carb rebuilt/taken apart 4 or 5 times. Today I ordered a rebuilt carburetor and thought while I'm waiting for it I could take the tank down again and fill it with water and make sure its clean and blow out the lines and make sure the roll over valve and fuel/vapor separator are clean. It has a manual choke and the previous mechanics cut off all the emission control stuff. It runs real well until it just dies like its starved for fuel. Could it be ground wires and the wire from the coil acting up? Thanks, medic, I'm really a bad mechanic
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 12th, 2015 AT 4:27 PM