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1993 s-10 pick up wants 2 die some time when idling, other time it runs just fine

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It may be a vacuum leak, or something to do with the intake. Best way to tell if it's a vacuum leak, is to play with the heater vent selector after you finish driving the truck for a while.if it pakes a faint Ppssssssssttt noise, and you hear the little air flaps closing and opening, the vacuum is Ok. You may also want to check the points on the distributor. they become blackened with soot and grit, and won't distribute a healthy spark to the spark plugs. the cap un-clips fairly easily, and can be cleaned with some alcohol, and a cloth. if it's really dirty, or it looks like there was water in there, you will need to replace the pickup coil at the bottom of the distributor housing, along with the wiper arm, and distributor cap.

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