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97 Chevy Truck starts and idles rough and then shuts down

For the last month or so, every once in a while when I would start my truck it would idle for about 5 seconds and then shut down. I would immediatley start it again and it would stay running. I had no missing and the truck ran fine. Last night, I tried to start and started experiencing the same issue but each time I tried to start it, it would run for about 5-10 seconds and cut off. If I tried to give it gas it would backfire on me. Please help. 97 Chevy Truck has 135,000 miles on 350, plugs, wires, valve replaced at 100,000. Did not replace distributor cap and rotor. Want to know if this sounds more like an ignition control module issue or distributor cap and rotor issue.

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Sounds like you're loading up with fuel. I'd check the fuel pressure regulator. Some engines are set up with a regulator inside the intake plenum, which requires plenum removal.

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Your 1997 Chevy pu has a throttle body injection system(TBI). I think your problem may be in the TBI carburator. I just fixed my 94 GMC that was
doing that with a clean used TBI carb. When you start yours try patting the
accelarator pedal and see if it trys to continue running.

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