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99 chevy 3500 diesel

My truck has new plugs and wiers and crank shaft senser and it still dies when you back up and when you just barley have you foot on the gas it will spit ?

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    starts fine no oil smoke new plugs code lean bank 1 code for 02 sensor which was replaced runs very rough with black smoke on acceleration when it reaches operating temp. tps intake gaskets.


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Check fuel filter, Fuel pressure is very critical on diesels. 1 or 2 pound drop will virtually make the motor quit.

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