1979 JEEP J10

  • Tiny
  • Deron Mitchell
  • 1979 Jeep J10

Engine Performance problem
1979 Jeep J10 V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic

It idles a little rough and when I put it in gear it stalls. Iwas wondering what could be the cause of this. Ts actually a j20 with a 360 motor.I

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009 AT 5:41 PM

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  • hmac300
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If I idles rough it can be an ignition problem or a valve problem. Make sure it is getting spark first to the plug and if it is then pull the valve cover off form the offending side and see ifyou have a bent pushrod or something like that. Take a compression test as well and all cylinders should be within 20% of each other. If not it's a valve /piston/ring problem.

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