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1993 Chevrolet 1500 Pickup Question: engine stalls when I put it in drive or reverse.

 

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jim 59, 4.3L V6, Belford, NJ, April 27, 2014, 16:06
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I have to pump the gas to keep it running

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    ProfessorG April 27, 2014, 16:58
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    Sounds like the distributer needs to be replaced. Chased one for quite awhile once and found the distributer was the issue, same symptoms, idles fine until you put it in gear, and mostly dies even when trying to give it gas to keep it running.

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    pushrod April 27, 2014, 17:07
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    Also try tapping on the egr valve with a small hammer, possibly stuck open...... fairly common on this engine!

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