Question about 1991 Chevrolet C1500

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Truck not idling and cutting off

I have a 91 chevy C1500 4.3L V6. I started having issues with it bucking every now and then about a month ago. It eventually got worse and then died on me. After that I could start it but it wouldn't idle and would start bucking and cut off. I rebuilt the throttle body thinking maybe it had to do with that but that didn't help so I sent it to a mechanic. They replaced the distributor (crack in it) and put in a new computer but it still did not fix the problem and sent it back to me. I noticed the timing chain was in bad shape so I replaced that, fuel pump, fuel filter, gear set, coil and plugs and wires but still nothing. I took the vacuum hose off the map sensor and plugged it with my finger. The idling got a little better and the engine light started flashing so I replaced the map sensor. It was a little better but it STILL will not idle and keeps cutting off if not kept reved up. I really don't know what else to check or replace. Do you have to program the computer? If so, how do I do that. Any suggestions or input would be helpful. Thanks

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Please go to the crossfire injection forum to get some straight answers to the 82 corvette CFI system and how to troubleshoot it properly. There's a lot of misinformation given here, so much so, I don't know where to begin.

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