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Parked my 1990 vandura 1500 V6 one night recently. Everything's normal. Woke up next morning and went to start van and could barely start it. Had to keep feathering throttle to keep it running. Took engine cover off and looked for phy.,problems,ie, vaccum hoses etc. Took air cleaner off etc. Checked tail pipe for possible obstruction etc. Checked distributor, looks a little worn but not that worn. Finally put code reader on and no problem with codes so...?

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Could be a sensor or stopped catalytic converter.

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