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We have change tthe spark plugs and fuel filter but the car won't stay running it sputters and dies. what else should we be checking for?

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  • tbjw1999 Nov 23, 2008

    After changing the plugs the car will start and run for a few seconds and it really sounds like its out of time. Could this be a plentum gasket leak?

  • SamGreenEggz Dec 27, 2008

    We had to take the plug wires off the distributor cap, and now we can't get them back on in the right order.

  • BIGJB May 11, 2010

    MORE INFO REQUIRED, DOES IT RUN AND FOR HOW LONG?? DOES ANY LIGHTS COME ON ON DASH?? DOES IT MISFIRE AND THEN STOP??

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You should check your idle control its at the rear of the engine on the drivers side. It has two bolts and one electrical connection. It can be cleaned by spraying carburetor cleaner into it and rinsing it out.Typically you should replace it but it can be around 100 dollars for the part.

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