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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 10:23 AM
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Ruff idle AMC 360(HELP)

I have a 360 in my CJ that has a ruff idle and running down the road she runs good but it misses and has even back fired. I changed the carb from the edlebrock 4 barrel to the motorcraft 2 barrel and the problem is still there. The electonic pick up in the distributor is new plugs and wires are also new. Could this be a weak coil or just bad gas (water in the tank)?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-06-2000, 10:33 AM
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Re: Ruff idle AMC 360(HELP)

Backfiring is usually caused by a problem in the firing. I would start with the module because auto stores can check it easily and go from there.

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Re: Ruff idle AMC 360(HELP)

Did you goof the plug order when changing?

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Re: Ruff idle AMC 360(HELP)

the firing order is right, it ran fine with the plugs the way they are a few months ago..
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Re: Ruff idle AMC 360(HELP)

Tried re-timing the engine.. since you replaced the carb?

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Re: Ruff idle AMC 360(HELP)

I'd also recheck the timming and the ignition box. Sounds more like an electrically issue than the gas issue.

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Re: Ruff idle AMC 360(HELP)

How is it coming?

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