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You should check the Idle air controller. You can test it with an meter and determine if it is working. It is on the side of the TBI.

Posted on Jun 05, 2015

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SOURCE: my 1989 s10 dies when i stop

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/repairinfo/repairguide/repairGuideContent.jsp?pageId=0900c152801c8f59 It could be your throttle position sensor,click on link to see.

Posted on Sep 08, 2012

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adjust your idle up. had the same problem with my 84 when I had the 305 in it. Turned up the idle just a hair and car ran great! there is a screw on the throttle linkage going to the carb located on the driver side of the carb.

Posted on Jan 01, 2015

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