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Sputters and dies while driving. Idles fine

Just bought the truck yesterday. Truck ran fine for hours of driving the first day of ownership. Drove it home from work today and ran fine, left the house to get back to work and it started sputtering rate away. So I drove it around a few blocks to see if it would come out of it. Well the further I went the worst the sputtering got, even died a couple times, but fires rate back up as soon as I try. Seems like a flooding issue to me but I have no idea.

Any suggestions a shade tree mechanic can attempt himself? Could dirty battery terminals have anything to do with this? The battery terminals are so dirty I don't know how it gets contact.

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Probably a intake gasket or bad spark plug

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