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2001 Nissan Frontier XE. Truck was stalling at stop lights. Checked codes and found carbon block in EGR valve. Cleared code. Found second cylinder misfire, checked injectors, replaced plugs, cap and rotor. Didn't clear code. Installed new distributor, shaft was a little loose. Now truck is getting an idle control malfunction, pulled IAC and cleaned it up. Still getting malfunction. Help please. Truck starts and runs for 5 secs and dies.

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