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Bad idling no power

Ticking over she sounds like she is gasping for air and driving at the same speed for a period of time she loses power

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There are many reasons for loose power and hard starting.
Bad fuel or your fuel filter full of dirty, electric fuel pump not giving good pressure , dirty in fuel tank.
repaire these items .and contact me later.


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