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98 Sebring 2.5 with 125,000 mi. runs good cold when hot and u stop and try to go again it stumbles all over itself. Afraid to get in traffic once u get it from stumbling and floor it runs out ok. while going down the road u get an intermitant miss however.

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SOURCE: 1990 buick regal 3.8L- Backfires, stumbles on acceleration

most likelly it is your fuel pump is not puting godd fuel pressure
have the fuel pressure test and if it is low have the fuel pump and filter replaced

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SOURCE: Stumbles and backfires on acceleration

Check the distributor shaft. They have a history of developing finite cracks that causes the condition your describing. Let me know if I can help you with any other info.

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We had the same problem with our Blazer, and after thousands of dollars and multiple shops returning it to us.....It was the fuel lines on top of the motor. one of them had a small crack in it. Vortec is FAMOUS for it. scence then I ll buy other peoples head aches and sell them. wish I would have known sooner

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You might consider replacing the cam sensor. The computer relys on this signal in order to generate spark timing.

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SOURCE: The idle has an intermittant stumble

Your Idle Air Control (IAC) valve may be dirty with carbon, simple fix with throttle body cleaner through the IAC passageway through the throttle body. Make sure it's throttle body cleaner and not carburetor cleaner, the carb cleaner is to corrosive to the gaskets used on the throttle body.
If cleaning the IAC does not help, then it's a good chance that the IAC is to far gone and will need to be replaced.
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