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Fluttering when letting off the gas

1984 buick centry limited, just replaced the gas filter, and the plugs and still flutters and wants to stall

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Ignition timing & carburetor adjustments are 2 of most likely culprits here. I would recommend a tune-up at a garage that has someone on staff that still knows carburetors. Too many adjustments to describe, unless you are experienced at them.

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