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1985 Nissan Truck losing power and dying.

We started having an issue with our truck losing all power and dying after driving a short distance. At first it would start back up and run another short distance and die again. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • L.A. Turbo May 04, 2013

    I do want to add that it is getting fuel, as well as backfiring at times.

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins May 04, 2013

    How many miles you have on it,is it smoking black.

  • L.A. Turbo May 04, 2013

    No black smoke at all. There is over 150,000 miles. We have never changed the coils/

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins May 04, 2013

    What does the plugs look like?

  • Thomas Perkins
    Thomas Perkins May 04, 2013

    Take air breather off and see if carb is dirty,spray while running with carb. cleaner,check all vacuum lines,remove distributor cap and inspect in side for worn metal connectors.

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