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Carbeurator? Low idle?

So my 1988 wagon (love it!) slowly started having issues. It seemed at first to be experienceing a low idle or slow ignition. Now, a few weeks later, it dies at intersections or anytime I put in the clutch. Even after my hour commute. It was a slow process. I took off the air filter lid and saw that the little tube (air intake?) was full of gunk, so I am thinking it is messing up somewhere in the oxygen/fuel mix. Any ways for me to figure this out?
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Laura

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Try and listen for a air noise even if you have to get someone to stay in the car to keep it running could be a vaccume leak.

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