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85 suburban 454. Misses when idle and gets worse when given foot feed??

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Sounds like ing like crack in distrubtor cap or shorte coil need a little more info

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  • Brandon Woods Nov 22, 2014

    It ran fine when parked. Sit about 2 months and now it misses when idle and gets worse when given gas.

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