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Truck idles low & stalls out while stopped , runs good sometimes then all of a sudden starts missing, here clunks think some how its not getting gas ,check engine light on sometimes and off other times does any1 know what is going on with my truck

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You need to pull the DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) from the ECM with a OBD II scanner to really narrow it down.

Until we have a code it's like fishing in the dark.

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