Q: Backfiring during acceleration, low idling

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I have a few issues with my car. One of the major issues is that the car has occasional backfiring while I accelerate. Also, it has pretty low idling. I tried to solve these issues by replacing the EGR valve, changing the oil and spark plugs but it didn't halp. I also put the cleaner in the gas tank but to no avail. Do you have any suggestions how I might solve the problem?

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