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Truck losing power and service engine soon light on

1995 GMC Sonoma suddenly started losing power and service engine light on. Could feel engine not driving as fast on interstate and when approached stop light, truck started shaking and almost died it was idling so rough. Now hard to start with very rough idle.

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  • rsantelik May 11, 2010

    Could be a lot of things. Plugged catalytic converter, corroded distributor cap and wires, fuel problem. Need more information on behavior and other symptoms to narrow it down.

  • Jay Jones Feb 24, 2014

    check engine light blinking at times and lack of powere comes and goes. this got worse after changing spark plugs

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    service engine light is on, starts well but when on idle it knocks and slowly after a minute or so dies out after a few shakes and spurts.
    Stays ok after revving up but have to keep revving. when it can stay on and get driving past 30 m/hr. it can go faster and not die but as soon as it slows down to a stop it will slow and die agin if not revving
    Help!
    Sue

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    whilst driving, van suddenly loses power and dies. will not restart. after about 10 minutes, van will restart.

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    services engine soon wont start no codes g m truck

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    when driving gauges zero out and I lose power. When shut off head lights stay on. I reset the computer and it starts

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    slowing down or at a red light truck dies

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    OIL PRSSURE LOW WHEN IDLING

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Like to other guy said, give it a tuneup. Also try SEAFOAM to clean carb up of slug. Also check to make sure the butter fly for the choke has not come loose, causing it the choke it down. Failed choke pull-off.

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