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Engine is pulling down when sitting at an idle

I have a 1997 Chevy S10 pickup with the 4.3 liter vortec engine. My problem is when I am sitting like at a light the engine pulls down and then goes back up...many times when the light turns green and I step on it the truck does not want to go...like it is not getting enough fuel or air. I have had the engine on the machine 2 times now and says my truck is running lean.

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I had this problem in my 99 zr2. Turned out that it was the mass air flow sensor. I cleaned it with some carb cleaner and the problem went away for a little while but I ended up replacing it later on. Its a pretty inexpensive part and a very easy fix. It just disconnects from the air intake tube with a couple of hose clamps and two snap on wire connections.

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If a check engine light is on teat it with a OBD 2 scaner if not I would get the ignition timeing check! good place to start

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