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Engine stalls when idling and it stalls when under load ...I went to a mechanic and they did a computer diagnostic on it and it came out that the # 8 ignition coil is bad so I replaced it with a BWD ignition coil but the problem still persists ...what gives ??

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Since your problem can be caused by both fuel or ignition problems, you may have a fuel or emissions related problem. The power valve in a carbureted system is often the problem since it kicks in when you ask the car for power. Sometimes you have more than one problem like a plugged jet in the carburetor and a bad power valve in the carb.
It also could be emissions related. I would check the EGR valve and make sure that it is not opening too far and causing the engine to cut out. Try disconnecting it by blocking it to see if it is the problem. I had that problem on my car and I fixed it by blocking the EGR port with a thin piece of metal to troubleshoot it. Then I cleaned it out and put it back on and the problem was over.

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