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1996 chevy s10 4.3 4x4 runs but has no power

I recently had the gas tank and fuel pump changed since i got it back everytime you start the vehicle it would immediatley shut off after 1 or 2 times it would run good but would buck every once and awhile almost like it was shutting off and turning on it got real bad coming home from work and died on the side of the road after sitting a couple of minutes it started back up and made it home.I took it back to the garage they did a full tune up plugs wires distributor the mechanic said the catolytic converter collapsed and it would be 400$ for a new one the truck had no power driving home would bareley reach 30mph i took of the converter and muffler and replaced with glasspack but it still has no power ive already spent way to much money this is my only vehicle and my ride to work any help would be appreciated thanx

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  • oshkoshbysqu Jan 05, 2009

    there are 2 sensors 1 before the cat. converter and 1 after i removed the one after but how do i know what one to replace because i had the same problem before it was removed and to replace both is expensive


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Did you take the Oxygen Sensor out when you did the Repair? If so Put it back or get a New One and Replace. This could very well be the Problem. Should be Mounted right into the Exhaust Pipe.

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    Travis Humphries Jan 05, 2009

    There is no way to test them to find out Since they just send a Computer code and Keep going. I would just do the one you have and see what you have got. If you have to get the other just wait a little bit for some Cash.


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