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Won't idle at stop ligjt

Frenchy

New member
City
Amarillo
State
TX
I got an 81 scrambler that I bought new my problem is when I drive from point A to point B and stop at a light it dies put in a new carb kit everything adjusted new vacuum hoses etc anyone have any ideas
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
Lifetime Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
Could be a vacuum leak, at the intake/exhaust manifold for example. I assume the carb and vacuum hoses were done in an effort to fix the stalling, and not something that happened before the issue started?
 

walkerhoundvm

Just trying to stay upright
Lifetime Member
City
Cave Creek
State
AZ
Hot, cold, any temp in between?

Fuel pump, fuel filter and filter orientation with appropriate return line (to rule out vapor lock) is where I'd check next. Then on to plugs, distributor, and timing.
 

Belizeit

CJ-8 Member
Gold Member
City
River Ridge
State
La
What condition is your timing chain and sprockets in ? Mine were very worn and loose years ago and mine was doing the same. Ran ok until I pulled up to a light or stop sign and just die.
 

Frenchy

New member
City
Amarillo
State
TX
Hot, cold, any temp in between?

Fuel pump, fuel filter and filter orientation with appropriate return line (to rule out vapor lock) is where I'd check next. Then on to plugs, distributor, and timing.
I'll check those out thank you
 

Frenchy

New member
City
Amarillo
State
TX
What condition is your timing chain and sprockets in ? Mine were very worn and loose years ago and mine was doing the same. Ran ok until I pulled up to a light or stop sign and just die.
I'll check them out, thank you
 
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