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My 1990 chevy lumina just started making a noise when aceleratin

When at stop light gauges are erratic,like surges,then it acts like it wants to die. The car did not have a pcv so i just installed one. The car just failed smog as a gross polluter. PLEASE HELP

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Change fuel filter.then check fuel pressure.if you got TBI FUEL INJECTION PRESSURE SHOULD BE 26-32 PSI. IF YOU GOT MFI FUEL INJECTION PRESSURE SHOULD BE 40-47 PSI.if all is good .have car scan check the egr valve.map sensor. coolant sensor.if any one of those are bad it causes rich fuel mixture.that will cause you to fail smog test.also replace plugs and wires.if they are faulty they will misfire cause unburn fuel to come out exhaust.also check for for intake leaks check all vacuum hoses.

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Sounds like there may be vacume leaks check all the vacume hoses to make sure they arer connected

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