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89 Chevy Corsica keeps stalling while driving

Had a tune-up, replaced ignition module and ignition coil. While driving the car lurches forward without giving it any gas or completely stalls. When starting it, you have to maintain gas to the car or will stall many times. Very scary pulling out into traffic.

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    wheni start the car t s then dies when I let go of ignition but if I hold it a little bit forward it keeps running

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. Have it checked for a trouble code. It seems like a sensor problem. ( Idle position , crankshaft position, camshaft position sensors could be bad. Also the EGR valve could be bad. with a caode you can narrow it down a bit.

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