Question about 1988 Chevrolet S-10
It will start and runs just fine at idle, but when you push on the gas, it chokes out. Any ideas???
Check timing belt/chain. Aim your timing light at the crank. If the mark is jumping around a lot, your belt has slipped a cog, and will need to be replaced. Or it could be the fuel filter, or a weak pump, or a vacuum leak, or idle air control valve.
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fluctuates at idle up and down or dies near idle.
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