Trying to figure out where to spend $$ first on this....... 88 wrangler 4.2 , Carter 2 Bbl with 3 speed Auto Trans and about 170,000 miles.
Problem: there is a noticeable miss at low idle; and when pulling out of parking spaces or stopped at traffic lights it often misses and dies. I've adjusted the low idle a little bit but it still happens, mostly around 600 RPM.
I sought the advice of a mechanic (who is a diesel guy and admitted not knowing much about carburetor engines). He put new spark plug wires, plugs and a new rotor in but no fix. He suggested it might be the distributor.
I'm wondering if I should put some kind of different carb in it like a motorcraft?
should I start by replacing the distributor?
OR maybe just both?. Like everyone $$ is tight and I'd like to take my best shot at it first.
Any suggestions appreciated