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Old 03-06-2006, 11:10 AM
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first car, and i need help

Hello, Im new to these forums.

I bought myself, yes i bought it myself, my first car. A 1987 Jeep wrangler laredo, 6cyl, 5-speed. guess how much it cost. $300 .

I have no problem driving a manual transmission. I've had it tuned up allitle, But I've been told it is need of a carburetor. Does anyone know of any online shop that will carry a carb for my jeep.

When I push the clutch in the rpms will drop and stall out. I'am most likely going to buy a new carb and get new vacuum hoses. Do you think this will solve the problem of the stalling?

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Old 03-07-2006, 05:43 AM
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any one?

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Old 03-08-2006, 08:16 PM   #3
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sounds like you have properly diagnosed your situation.Also things to consider is fuel pump, oxy sensor, or air. Sweet jeep, nice price wow!!! looks in great shape for the year...just dont look to hard Im sure theres alot there (rust) If modding the jeep could get tricky with all that old metal...
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Old 03-08-2006, 08:39 PM
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Im going to a shop tomorrow to possibly get a carb installed. Im getting one more opinion.

Yea, theirs enough rust underneath (many years of sand and road salt in this area). My plan is to get it running nice and though on some black steel rims with so big tires and have fun with it.
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It is probably mad at you for calling it a "car".


It's a Jeep!
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Old 03-09-2006, 03:57 PM
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sorry, JEEP.

Alright, so i goes down like this. Rebuilt/almost new carb will cost $250 with the exchange of the old one. Installation by a friend thats a mechanic $100. Total: $350 w/o tax. Not bad. Only allitle more than i payed for my jeep.
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Bad Idea Do not replace the carb with a factory replacement. The Carter carb that came on your Jeep sucks. I bought my Jeep with 62K on it and the carb was shot. To make things worse, it was already a replacement carb. You can get yourself a nice Weber carb for about the same price and it will make you much happier. These Carter carbs are notorious for having problems and are one of the first things everyone with older Jeeps should replace. Look at Quadratech, 4wheel drive hardware, summit racing, Jegs, or anywhere else you can find to compare prices. I originally replaced mine with a used Holly carb, but then upgraded to fuel injection. The fuel injection will set you back over a grand though.
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Not sure what kind of carb I'm getting or even if the one on my jeep is original. But just as long as it doesnt stall out for no reason anymore I'll be happy.
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well for 350 bucks you could have a new weber carb and be reall happy
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You might also check the fuel filter. Might need to be changed out as well. And all of the carbed YJ's I have dealt with, I second not replacing the Carter with another one. Have your friend find something else for you to use.
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:33 PM
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I got the new carb installed today, and it drives soo nice now. I think the carb is made by howwel of some company with a similiar name.


Also, Any hints on getting my 87' into 4 wheel drive??? Whatever i do, i cant get it to work
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I got the new carb installed today, and it drives soo nice now. I think the carb is made by howwel of some company with a similiar name.


Also, Any hints on getting my 87' into 4 wheel drive??? Whatever i do, i cant get it to work
Good news on the carb. That one should work out nicely for you. As far as your 4wd. Check the vacum lines going to the passenger side of the front axle. There is a vacuum disconnect there that is a serious pain in the ass for most YJ owners. Quite a few have elected to change that out to a cable operated disconnect called a Posi-Lok.
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well, I left school early today with one of my friends who now quite abit about cars. 4x4 does work. Since i figure out that it did work. I wanted to try a trail way out of my abilities..... Literaly cars have made it down but are still down their. No one can get them up. But i did in my jeep. Although I came close to rolling it. Not bad for a almost completly stock 87'. But in the future im looking to hook it up with some black steel rims and some beefy tires any suggestion, on the cheaper side..?


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Cheapest I can think of is to find someone in your area that is selling something like you want used. Might be worth 100 bucks or so just to get the wheels with some aging rubber on them. As far as cheap meats, I can't help ya. Haven't bought one myself that ends up being under 200 bucks a tire. It's the price we pay to be a big boy.

Sounds like you had fun though. Your stuck now. Your going to want to go wheelin everyday.
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Yea i know, I kinda want to go do that trail again... I decided Im going to actually fix up the trail where i almost rolled, So it will be a nice bumpy, twisty ride down instead of having to worry about rolling. Also I'm going to need some trail tires.... These all condition good years arent to good in the trails. I'm going to stop by at my local tire and rim store and see if they can hook me up with a good price.
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Talking $300 for the Jeep & $350 for the Carb.

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sorry, JEEP.

Alright, so i goes down like this. Rebuilt/almost new carb will cost $250 with the exchange of the old one. Installation by a friend thats a mechanic $100. Total: $350 w/o tax. Not bad. Only allitle more than i payed for my jeep.

I thought it was funny: The Payment on my Jeep is more than that. I only have 11 payments left!

I have more tied up in my current Stereo than I spent on my first Jeep... 23 years ago.
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Yea i know, I kinda want to go do that trail again... I decided Im going to actually fix up the trail where i almost rolled, So it will be a nice bumpy, twisty ride down instead of having to worry about rolling. Also I'm going to need some trail tires.... These all condition good years arent to good in the trails. I'm going to stop by at my local tire and rim store and see if they can hook me up with a good price.

For a damn good mud tire at a good price check out the Kumho Venture MTs. I've heard nothing but good things about them.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....Venture+MT+834

And check out this long term test of the Kumhos.
http://www.off-road.com/jeep/products/kumho/index2.html
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cool tires, Ill give them a good looking at when it comes time to get some.

anyways, today i did the same trail and end up making another trail.... I slide sideways almost tipping down the trail... No way of getting it up without it tipping.... So we point it down hill and prayed it would make it. It made it halfway then we had to chop a log with an Axe to get it out of the way. Then caught the lower part of the main trail and made it past the sketchy section and all the way back up. fun trails they where

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