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89 chevy beretta gt- surges at idle, backfires and hesitates

Started with bad fuel, and now the car just won't run correct. I have replaced the fuel filter, spark plugs, air filter, new gas line and adjusted the idle. The car will idle ok then surge then be ok or die. driving, you have to apply a little pressure to the gas pedal or it will hesitate and spit and sputter and even backfire at times, If you apply the gas to fast. I am wondering if the convertor is not bad on the exhaust or I don't know. Any suggestions

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    rnew coil plugs wires drove 60 miles and it sputtered backfired and quit

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Start car,it Idles fast and stomping on gas pedal does not send car into a slower idle as it should do!Choke light stays on the dash all the time. What's wrong?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    When Car is running the Idle is too fast. Stomping repeatedly on gas pedal and leaving off fast does not make the idle go down to a slower speed. Choke light is on, on the dash.Sprayed Carb.,Linkage, the part with little stick plunger that is behind carb. and has linkage from Carb. connected to it, and nothing helps! Still runs fast and Choke light on dash is on all the time. Can you suggest anything to help! Thanks, Ken.

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Hi! I had the same problem with my 88 2.8 Ltr. Had dirty fuel Injectors. Put in fuel Inj. cleaner in gas tank, after a couple of days, runs like a dream,no more problems. Give it a try. Take care,Leo B. Flushme@shaw.ca

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