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MoparDan

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Re: More stalling problems
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2020, 23:43:25 »

I only found one, the factory service book only shows one also
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Re: More stalling problems
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2020, 23:45:50 »

ADjust the idle up a touch. Try changing the voltage regulator again that should fix your dim lights problem. Doesn't matter how old it is they can be defective or something can make them go bad. Especially these new junk quality parts.

I replaced the voltage regulator and the headlights are a lot brighter (though the gauges still get dim)
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Re: More stalling problems
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2020, 23:52:30 »

A few things about the voltage regulator the back of the old one looked alittle warped see picture. Also after being replaced in New Haven one of the bolts won't tighten all the way, it starts to get tight then spins (the one with finger pointed at it) it also looks like they replaced the bolt for some reason
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Re: More stalling problems
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2020, 23:57:13 »

If one plug is noticeably different than the others, you also need to look at that particular cylinder


None of the plugs looked the same (i still have the old plugs should I take pictures of them?)
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Re: More stalling problems
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2020, 00:00:16 »

If I were diagnosis this I'd check a few things with he engine first:
1) A compression test. If any cylinders are low, repeat with a wet compression test (add a little oil to the cylinder, if compression comes up rings are bad. If compression stays low it's probably the valves).
2) I'd check for timing chain stretch, which involves putting a breaker bar on the balancer bolt, turning it one way, making a note of where the rotor is pointing, then seeing how far you have to turn it the other way before the rotor moves.
3) I'd also look for slop in the distributor shaft.
Low compression or timing that is off can make it run rough. If everything looks good, I'd make sure the timing is set to spec, the carb is in good shape, the idle speed is set to spec, etc. And I'd put some good copper spark plugs, new quality plug wires and a good brass cap/rotor on it.
I'm going to get a price for these tests hopefully in February if it all works out
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Re: More stalling problems
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2020, 00:18:33 »

Sorry for the late replys the computers at the library have not worked in weeks... currently at Walmart useing phone. A few things I've noticed: the engine runs a lot better with non ethanol (if I spelled that right) gas, there is station that sells it, but it's several miles away and the gas is a lot more expensive and they're only open certain hours and days so it's just not possible for me to only use that type, I do get around 15 mpg with it around town (lots of stops signs and traffic) without it mileage is more like 8-10. The idle is somewhat better, but still ussally stilling though not as quickly. And if I haven't mentioned this before when I  start the engine usually a little blue smoke comes out the tailpipe. She has her good days and bad days sometimes she always stalls other times not always though I've gotten used to useing both gas and brake
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"Its like a carburetor instigator"-Quiet Riot
"I need a shot of gasoline"-Cinderella
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