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1996 Tahoe not running properly. Have installed fuel pump, plugs, wires, distributor, rotary button, etc. It has a dead miss and is flooding. We have tried everything we can think of. It just spits and sputters and will not run correctly.

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Ck engine light on? codes? engine size? vin code 8th digit? have you checked the fuel pressure regulator? fuel pressure should be 58-62 psi?

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I replaced fuel pump in 1996 tahoe it wont get gas to start

Are you missing anything else, besides gas? Engine cranking, did you check for spark at the plugs and fuel injector pulse? Any applicable trouble codes? Did you check voltage and ground to fuel pump motor, before replacing anything?

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1999 tahoe intermittent missfire at idle

You could have a plug wire periodically leaking voltage to ground if the wiring is not properly installed, or a problem with your distributor/rotor, but could also be caused by many other sensors (such as a faulty crankshaft sensor) or problems with your fuel system (filter, regulator, etc.).
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Runs fine then starts missing real bad then runs fine again. changed fuel pump and filter, plugs, plug wires, and distributor and still no luck

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1996 Gmc sonoma

there could be several possibilities, first did you change the fuel filter? most often times a partially plugged fuel filter will cause the sputtering. plugged fuel filters generally lead to the failure of the fuel pump. if you have a fuel injected vehicle the injector themselves can fail, this happens often especially if regular maintenance doesn't happen. i always use an injector cleaner additive when i fill up each time. a common symptom of sputtering is a plugged catalayic converter. the engine needs to breath to run right. also check the airfilter this is important for the engine to breath as well as proper fuel air mixture. if the engine senses a loss of power due to low fuel air mixture it will try to pump more fuel then it should therefore it's basically flooding itself. try these basic fixes first. if this doesn't solve the problem then post back with more detail and i will try a different approach.. please rate this thanks.

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