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What do I do if the truck idles about half throttle, misses real bad & goes dead. Has a new battery, water pump, & carburetor

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Check your cat,could be clogged.What do your spark plugs look like.Check your distributor cap,rotor,plug wires.Timing could be off.

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i had hte same problem wiht my 95 it sat for two months and it did this either youhave a couple of dead cells in your battery or you alterator could be going bad wither that or a nasty combination of them both

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Regulator in alternator obviously faulty, have it bench tested & fixed or replace alternator, and cure your problem.

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You might want to watch your coolant level. Open your radiator, fill it to full, and start the truck. If bubbles form, you might have a broken head gasket. Also, check to see how your water seperator and fuel filter are looking. But it sounds kind of like a head gasket.

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