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    Carb problems

    My truck was acting like it was running out of fuel with a load on engine ie..going up a hill. It got progressively worse. Determined it was the carb bowl vent by running it without air cleaner. It is better, but still lacks power. Looking for an inexpensive solution.
    Thanks, Andy

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    Which carb are you running and what motor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pennyman1 View Post
    Which carb are you running and what motor?
    The truck is a 1988 2 wheel drive w/ the 2.0, and stock carb.

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    check the vacuum lines in the box on the wheelwell on the pdrivers side - common place for hoses to rot and/or have critterws eat the lines. The box contains sensors that control the computer controlled carb.
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    Thank you Pennyman1, I will check that out.

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    Checked the box, all appeared fine. Ended up putting a weber carb on it. Now I am just waiting for the regulator to come in so that I can finish the job.
    Penneyman1, thanks again for the advice!

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    Can I suggest a Carter P4070 fuel pump (check Rickdees post to install with a relay)? Pain to install, but will make the Weber happier (I also suggest a bigger fuel filter or a primary/secondary arrangement). You can use some scrap sheet metal to blank the mechanical hole (use a gasket as a template, reuse the spacer and some epoxy to create the plate, grey RTV and a new gasket to seal it) or just remove the cam arm.

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