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Had water pump and timing belt changed car ran good before the change. just installed new plugs and wires . car idles horrible.runs good over 1000 rpms but when you stop car idles extremely rough. is it possible to be a little out of time. im getting no backfire or no start like usual out of time scenarios. could it be vacuum or maybe a pinched wire. please help.

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It could be a broken or unhooked vacum line but i really am gonna go with the timing being out a couple of teeth it thats the case the car would idle rough and and stumble plus lack a bit of power on take off. if the timing is off the comptuer will compasate for that and advance the firing on the coil the comp uses a few different sencer's to determine when to fire it uses the cam shaft postion scencer and the crankshaft scencer you should have the timing rechecked by a different shop and see what they say for sure but be suer to tell them that you work done on the vechile.

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