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Truck starts cold perfect runs till gets warmed up 2-3miles then begins to act like starved for fuel check engine light flickers off and on then stays on truck back fires bangs and soon after engine stalls starts up again but must pump gas petal like crazy. finally starts and takes off starting the process over. Once cooled start up 1st crank. 1988 s-10 v6

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Check your carburater.

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

  • littleharold Nov 09, 2010

    ok anything special to look for? additives? cleaning? etc?

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