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Running rich and lean

I have a 95 GMC Safari with a 4.3. It's been running rough, seems to be missing. I've replaced the plugs, plug wires, cap, rotor, O2 sensor, and spider injector. Nothing has changed.

I'm getting two trouble codes (which prompted me to change the o2 sensor) 44 and 45. 44 indicates it's running lean, and 45 indicates it's running rich.

This problem has me stumped.

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  • fierce panda Oct 02, 2008

    my truck starts ok, runs for the first minute then it seems like its being starved of fuel, then its ok for a bit, this happens on petrol and lpg fuels alike, what is it

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    sets a code 45 then starts running smoothly

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The codes ur getting will be thrown by a vacume leak make sure u dont have a vacume line leaking or split also check ur pcv valve for clogging

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