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97 s10 get 10 mpg how to fix?

It has codes on all systems,ive put new plugs,wires,cap,fuel filter,new air cleaner but still get bad gas one knows how to fix the problem

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  • terrycoffee Sep 07, 2008

    misfire,mass air,low fuel pressure,02`s,emissions,i am getting another guy to read my codes tuesday and ill post an updated results.this truck is and 4x4 with a 4.3 vortec 5 speed with air.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2008

    po 174 code what is that meant

  • BoogerBott Feb 02, 2009

    My 1998 has the same issue. All of my front ball joints were bad, had those replaced, and front end alignment, and new tires. This did not correct the issue. The injectors will be cleaned next, fuel filter replaced, air filter ok, don't know what to do next. Any suggestions.

  • Jeremy Elenbaas
    Jeremy Elenbaas May 11, 2010

    What are your codes?



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Slow fuel leak somewhere

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You might check to see if the converter is plugged, that will prevent good mileage.

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idle air controller (IAC)

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