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1999 Silhouette Stalls at slow speed or won't stay running when you start and the Gas gage keeps flickering like it is loosing power. When the gage quits acting up it starts and runs fine. Peakers

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  • trees154 Apr 07, 2009

    we just bought a 99 used drove fine on test drive. drove fine coming home. got it home it started quiting while driving, stoping to turn it quits,

    now it dosen't want to idel. what could be the problem?

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Check The Mass Air Flow Sensor.. Check engine Light Coming On?

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