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1998 Suzuki Sidekick 1.8L, Low idle miss.

1998 Suzuki Sidekick Sport, 1.8L , low idle miss, worse under sitting load. Once going runs fine at all speeds. Took car to TireKingdom for high mileage oil change. Convinced me to take deluxe change with engine additive and gas additive. Took car home 2 miles, car cooled down for few hours, left house withing 3miles car began to miss when stopping for traffic and worse when put into reverse. Suspect dislodged carbon into EGR by engine additive ?????? Only thing that changed. They want $90 to put on analyzer but no engine service light is showing. What will they find. Can EGR be cleaned and how ? Thank You.

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you can still drive it,take it to autozone and they will check it for free

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