1987 dodge dakota carburator


Old 06-06-03, 07:40 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2002
Location: carrollton, georgia
Posts: 96
1987 dodge dakota carburator

i have a 1987 dodge dakota pickup witha 3.9 v6 engine, two wheel drive, automatic transmission with a holley 2 barrel carb. the truck has approx. 120,000 miles. i just tuned it up new dist. cap, new rotor, new wires, new plugs and new fuel filter. my question is that i recently had a carb. kit put in it after i tuned it up and i reinstalled it on the truck but it seems to be flooding. it seems to start ok but when you put it in gear and accelerate it wants to dive, like it is getting to much fuel. when i don't depress the accelerator very far it seems to do ok but if i depress the accelerator too far it dives. when i start it up at the tail pipe it leaves a dark soot patch on the ground. what adjustments do i need to do and how.

Last edited by gwk007; 06-07-03 at 04:35 AM.
Sponsored Links
Old 06-07-03, 05:03 AM
the_tow_guy's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: SW Fla USA
Posts: 11,567
I would check the accelerator pump. You can get the same symptoms as you describe if it's not working properly and the engine doesn't get that little extra squirt of fuel when you step on the gas. With the engine cold, look down the throat and actuate the throttle a couple of times, Should get a good strong stream of fuel in each barrel of the carb.
Old 06-07-03, 06:05 AM
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Pittsburgh,Pa
Posts: 2,417
If you are getting soot on the ground it's running very rich.I don't think the carb was rebuilt properly.You will most likely need new spark plugs and an oil change after you get this problem corrected.
Old 06-07-03, 06:21 AM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
I agree. On something that old, throw out the float, choke pulloff and choke thermostat and replace them with new parts as well.

At that age, they are tired and wasted.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes