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Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 06:10 AM
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i have no idea but when i try to accelarat. i just bogs and has no get up and go it was running just perfect when i went offroading with my brohter then when i got to my friends and we tryd to leave it was running like crap. anyone know what might be wrong with it.
sputtered and sometimes miss fires and back fires.
i can drive but it has no balls.
and just takes for ever to get to 45mph
anyone know whats wrong with it.
put oil in it and oil is good and reads right were it should be
nothing knocks or is making noise to my knowledge.
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Could be a carb problem, same thing happened to me a while back, all i needed was a carb adjustment.

Check your plug wires too and make sure you're fireing on all cylinders, sometimes the wires can pop off and you don't realize it till your motor starts bogging down.

i'm leaning toward a carb adjustment though.

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Idle jet plugged? Take it out and clean it.


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i dont know much about these things but i know enuff
i think something like the carb is wrong but i dont know
i will check the wires tomorow


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Check the timing the distributor may have moved. If you need a hand drive it over. Missed your Friday post it would of been a good ride.

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Your float could be stuck or somthing could block you accel pump or evan your choke is closed and not opening.

When you floor it what coulor is the smoke out the back? Black and flames? or clear and poping etc. this will give you a good place to start.


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My first Bug had a stock carb and there is a jet or small tube that is pressed in I guess? Apparently it un-pressed itself down into the engine (bad thing to do..). It would start, but it wouldn't idle or accelerate.
Might be worth checking out. Wish I could be more specific about the jet or tube or whatever it was.


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Also puul the valve covers and check the rocker arms. Had a car that lost power like that. The two bolts holding the arms on back off and the rocker assembly and nuts were laying in the cover. Basiclly a two cylinder.

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Check the timing the distributor may have moved. If you need a hand drive it over. Missed your Friday post it would of been a good ride.

That's ALWAYS the first place I go to on these things. If that baby loosens and starts to twist, it'll be way low on power and start backfiring on you.

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Its really hard to diagnose over the computer, but bottom line you need to fix it before you drive it, otherwise you may do a lot more damage.


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Check the timing the distributor may have moved. If you need a hand drive it over. Missed your Friday post it would of been a good ride.

where you at in chandler


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Post Post subject: Re: car runs like shi*
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you should have bought a jeep!!! haha jk! sounds like a clogged carb part?

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yeah
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i love my bug but with a bug = more maitinence and tuneing it up and everything
jeeps are nice but i would much rather haev my bug then a 3 thousand dollar jeep


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A Jeep? A Jeep? A Jeep? A Jeep? Someone give me some oxygen. Modified Jeeps are awesum but I don't think there are many $3000 Jeeps that would go most places where a $1000 Baja will go. With lockers thats another story but why be stuck going 10 mph most of the day when a mild VW Baja or rail with a turning brake will go 90% of the places a Jeep with rockers will. I'll let Dan tell you what we found wrong.

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lets keep that between me and perrib what was wrong.
lol
anyways
perrib you da man


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