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Car stalls, chugs, hard start

I think I got bad gas either water or junk because I never had any trouble then added gas, on an almost empty tank, and the very next day it started to stall, chug and choke. We added dry gas, no good then my husband changed the fuel filter, nothing, then the fuel regulaor and then the fuel pump. It ran better and I drove it to work and it quit again it was hard to start and we had to trailer it home. My son, who is an auto tech was visiting so my son and husband did some diagnositcs and they unplugged the mass air flow censor, the O2 censor and the car did not even miss a beat so they determined that it may be the PCM or brain. We changed that out and it ran fine for a couple of days but today it started chugging and choking it did not stall but it seems to happen at low speed about 20 or so.?? any ideas?? Thanks,

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Change fuel filter add 2 bottles heat tell fix ya bout me ok

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