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Fuel system On first start engine runs ok with slight vibration. After running for about five minutes the idle begins to drop engine starts running rough then dies. Sometimes if you increase gas engine smoothes out but opon returning to idle runs rough and dies. Often once idle has dropped it will not respond to increased throttle.

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    ENGINE WONT IDLE. SMELLS OF EXSESSIVE FUEL. RUNS FINE AT HIGHER RPMS.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Car is running ruff under load smells of fuel and plugs are black. Car runs fine at idle but once load is on it Boggs down and throws check engine light

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    rough idle

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    runs rough,stops at stops,starts when pump gas pedal

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Check the fuel system, chenge fuel filter. clean the fuel tank.

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