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My engine seems like it maybe miss firing or not getting enough fuel at times,or may cut off at the red light or at stop sign while sitting idle 3.8 v6 series 2 monte carlo

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  • chuck snuff Aug 14, 2008

    my engine seems like it maybe miss firing or not getting enough fuel at times,or may cut off at the red light or at stop sign while sitting idle its a 4.3 v6 fuel injection

  • M DOCHER Aug 14, 2008

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One thing to check for on these particular problems, is replace the fuel filter, It is an often forgotten about filter on the vehicle, and is usually simple to replace.

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There area few different problems that can cause this to happen. If the check engine light is on, you can take it to a local auto parts store, and they will have a basic OBD II scanner and usually can point ya in the right direction as to where the problem is. Personally I would start with checking the throttle position sensor, these are notorious for going out on the 3.8.

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