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I have a 1986 El Camino with a v6 engine. It has new fuel pump and filter in tank, new filter on rail, spark plugs, wires, rotor, and cap. It sputters and stalls with a load on the motor. When put in neutral the engine starts back up for a few minutes until the sputtering begins again. Any suggestions as to what is causing it?

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the owner probably rerouted the fuel line because like my 92 chrysler lebaron v6 3.0 the fuel lines keep seeming to come off and the clamps always break. I have replaced the clamps 5 times in a month and replaced filters 2 times in 2 months. The only thing i could think of is that your fuel is being cut off possibly because there is no filter to clean all the junk out. Try putting a fuel filter on and see if that will work

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Replace the fuel filter.

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check for a vacumn leak, my buddy has a 96 dually that did that,found out it was his temp sensor to the computor,was showing a negative # when i tested it,he replaced it and it fixed everything! He couldn't believe it LOL

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i have a mitsubishi pagero exceed gdi v6 3500cc it stall the engine and responde well while cold but on load it starts to die. somebody told me to replace the fuel enjection pump, but i don´t know where to buy. will that solve my problem.
please help me on that.

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