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Q: Car keeps stalling

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A new fuel pump and fuel filter have been installed, and it has a two-year-old carburetor. But it stalls out everytime I step on the gas pedal. I blocked the EGR valve, but it still did the same thing.

Hello. It sounds like your problem lies in the fuel/air mixture going to the carburetor. If the fuel/air mixture is not accurate, the idle needs to be checked with a vacuum gauge and adjusted to the proper idle and vacuum to keep the car running when you step on the gas. A certified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, would be able to diagnose your stalling issue and have this service performed for you.

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