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The car idles fine but tries to die in gear (automatic)

If the car is in neutral it idles. In any other gear it's idle fluctuates alot and it tries to die. It's like its making the transmission drag. We replaced one of the fuses and it ran fine for three days. After that fuses didn't help. Alot of the times when you go to put it in gear it just dies automatically.

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I had a problem similar to this, had the fuel injectors replaced and that solved the problem its a problem beacause chevy fuel injector have rubber O rings which deteriorate over timehope this will help someone who needs help like i did during this problem

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Replace fuel filter. If that doesn't help, get back to me.

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