Thank you for your support--I've been browsing the site over the past week and have already found some great information.
I recently picked up my first Jeep; a 1990 YJ. I6, 5 spd, about 85K on the odometer. It came with a new bestop (soft) and a fair amount of tread left on the tires. The inside looks abused and from what I can tell the engine has received minimal care. On the outside it looks brand new.
I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to engines but I have some basic understanding from taking care of a triumph. So I guess this brings me to my initiation as a new jeep owner; my first problem!
The jeep is stalling at stop signs and any other time you let it idle. It runs fine when you're keeping the RPMs high. From reading other users' submissions it sounds like the problem is a dirty carb/venturi. I picked up a can of carb cleaner and plan on getting to it this saturday. If that doesn't take care of it I'll troubleshoot from there...
Also the parking break doesn't work, but that will come second...
Ultimately my goal is to get this thing running as best as it can. I'd like to clean up/restore the cab eventually, but I'm more concerned with what's going on under the hood. This is my daily driver (<5mi, when it's not motorcycle weather, which doesn't happen often in OK) but I'll get it out on the trails eventually.
Thanks for having me.