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Van seems to be possibly misfiring or not getting enough gas through the fuel pump causing the van to hop and jump. Any idea what the problem could be?

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You could possibly have a vacuum leak. Check all vacuum lines. If your check engine light is not on it may not be an actual misfire. Hope this helps.

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