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Well when i start the tahoe it burns black and smelly smoke.and then the jerks really bad at 10 miles per hour.and sometimes it turns over without a problem and and sometimes it seems like it doesn't want to turn over.

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Try the mass-air flow sensor or the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor).

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