1985 AMC Eagle Limited Wagon 4.2L 6 cylinder. from North America
I had to have the choke & carb reset, cleaned. I had to have the exhaust replaced.
This is the crappiest car ever, and my other 2 Eagles were never this bad. This car has finally turned me against AMC Eagles forever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th December, 2004
13th Dec 2004, 20:58
Um, yeah, any 20 year old car is going to need work, most likely on things like floor, fenders, exhaust, fuel and brake lines, etc. So what are you complaining about? I see you said your other 2 Eagles weren't this bad, so why aren't you driving them? If you still have them, use 'em for parts. The carbs used on the 258 were never known for quality, clogged jets are an oh-so-common problem with these. One quick thing you can try is to place your hand over the air inlet, making a tight seal, then have someone work the throttle a few times. This might help loosen some stuck dirt, but most likely, as you experienced, you will need to rebuild the carb. I had a 1980 wagon and I had to sit in the car with my foot slightly on the pedal on cold starts to keep it from stalling, and occasionally I had flooding problems which means I too likely had clogged jets and a choke problem like you have. I miss my ol' red wagon like hell now, sure wish she was still around.