Having problems with your 1983 Jeep CJ5 ?

I have a 1979 Jeep CJ5 6 cyl. The Jeep starts and

\015 I have a 1979 Jeep CJ5 6 cyl. The Jeep starts and revs, but bogs down when I try to drive it. It feels like the catalytic converter was failing, but I cut that out and the symptom is the same. The Jeep had been stored for 5 years. Fuel tank and fuel pump has been replaced. Any ideas?\015 Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 22-07-2019

Answers :

\015\012 With the engine running in neutral, punch it and see if it bogs down. If it it does and all you hear is the carb gasping (for lack of better word) it may be a slight timing issue. Here are a few ideas to try:
\015\012Check vacuum advance at the distributor to see if vacuum.
\015\012Is the ignition electronic or manual distribution?
\015\012If manual:
\015\012File points/check point gap (You could also replace the points and condenser).
\015\012Either ignition:
\015\012Put a timing light to the engine is slightly out of time and adjust.
\015\012Hope this helps... Good luck fellow CJ5 Jeepster!
With the engine off, Look down into the carburetor and move the throttle. If you don't see a healthy squirt of fuel. the accelerator pump has failed. The carb may also have deposits in the fuel passageways and may need an overhaul including a good soak in carb cleaning solution.
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