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'97 GMC Jimmy locks up

I've got a '97 Jimmy that has been giving me a lot of problems lately. It doesn't accelerate as smoothly as it used to and kind of jerks when I press on the gas. As I was pulling out of the gas station the other day, I think I pressed too hard on the gas, and the truck seemed to 'cut off.' It was still on, but the steering locked up, I couldn't hit the brakes and the gas did nothing when I pressed it. I cut it off for a minute, turned it back on, and it worked fine. This has happened twice now. I just replaced the fuel filter a few months ago.

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Have ever changed the sparck plugs. caz im pretty sure that is ur prob. got to an auto zone or those plases and ask for spark plugs.

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Hi , you should have the injectors cleaned,you can try first by adding a good injectors cleaner in the gas tank to see if you notice any difference ,if you notice a a diference,clean the injectors...good luck...

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