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Chevy el camino 229 v6 recently i replaced the ign-ecm fuse and it runs poorly idles fine no power on acceleration remove fuse still runs the same

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SOURCE: my 1981 chevy El Camino V6 3.8L 229 idle gets high

Sounds like a problem with your choke. It may just need to be cleaned (linkages and all). If the choke doesn't close after reaching operating temperature, the engine will rev high. This indicates a choke stuck in the open position. Also, you may need to look for a vacuum leak if cleaning it doesn't fix it. On a 1981 GM product, I'd expect the vacuum hoses to be stiff and cracking.

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SOURCE: 86 4.3 litre V6 chevy el camino bogging down, stalling out

most likely a weak fuel pump or a clogged filter. Check fuel pressure with a gauge or as its bogging down spray brake cleaner in the Throttle Body. If this allows it to increase RPM then its the pump or filter.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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