New Purchase (also ripping my hair out!!)

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  1. Matt Kuhar

    Matt Kuhar Full Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just bought a 1987 Dodge w150 pickup from a kid I went to school with in 7th grade, but it has a stumbling issue when i try to give it moderate acceleration, as well as a bunch of wires hanging all over the intake manifold. it looks to me like the Smog equipment was removed, but on this year, would there be that many wires???

    I can post pictures later tonight if that would help anyone, i cured some of the stumble by plugging up the EGR tube but there is still a stumble as well as a backfire under acceleration.


    Thanks in advance!!
     
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    LOL.. Yes pictures would help. Could be going to anything. You have the truck with you. Start tracing the wires and see where they go.
     
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    Look for vacuum leaks and maybe check the timing.
     
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    Maybe go by your local junk yard and take pics see what goes where and what is missing another thing buy a Chiltons truck Manuel it will help you with diagrams.
     
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    Kb what's going on buddy???

    Me I'm just here checking out some Duck Dynasty flicks yes I know they are reruns but Si is one funny guy and I like when he picks on FAT Willie. :rofl:
     
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    I am waiting to go to work while watching Deadliest Catch on hulu, my wife likes Duck Dynasty.
     
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    Might be wholly unrelated, but whenever I have a "stumbling" issue with a vehicle, I take a gander at the fuel filter... fuel filters are relatively cheap, and if the old (existing) one is clogged to any extent, that can contribute to a "stumbling" problem. Sometimes these problems are compounded by multiple issues, 10-4? :confused:
     
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