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1996 gmc sonoma

Slow starting even back fires at times when trying to start. Have recently replaced battery, and starter, and alternator has been checked. Also can you tell me how to adjust timming?

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Its sounds like the timing is off, if you plan to do this yourself you should invest in a chiltons manual.It can be a very useful tool

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