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When the car idels the rpms will go up and down and the engine almost stalls

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First thing first, have the compression checked in each cylinder. Usually it is from low compression in one of the cylinders. After you have done this, If everything is ok, let me know at darry3275@aol.com, and I will tell you what to do next.

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