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1980 chevy ciatation isles good and for a long time, but dies when put in gear and driven about a block. I'm out of ideas. replace cat. converter, fuel filter, and all vacuum lines. can't figure it out.

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Sounds like the idle air control valve. when replacing, make sure the ports in the throttle body are clean. Also make sure that there isn''t a vacuum leak. Once replaced, reset the computer by disconnecting the battery, short the cables for at least 10 min, then when restarting, put in drive and hold until the idle calms down.

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    Sounds like the idle air control valve. when replacing, make sure the ports in the throttle body are clean. Also make sure that there isn''t a vacuum leak. Once replaced, reset the computer by disconnecting the battery, short the cables for at least 10 min, then when restarting, put in drive and hold until the idle calms down.

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Check timing chain. May hav ejumped a cog. AIm timing light at mark on crank. If the mark is jumping around, your chain has jumped.

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