Van with a 4.3 it wont stay running

Tiny
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET ASTRO
  • 80,000 MILES
I have a 1991 chevy astro van with a 4.3 it wont stay running. It will sit idling for 5 mins then will die. I have to keep my foot on the gas and brake at the same time to stop and keep running. It will be fine driving regular but not when it is time to go stop it runs for about 5 mins and then dies. When stopping have to hold brake and gas

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 6:29 AM

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Tiny
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Check fuel pump output pressure. At idle and off idle. Check and clean the idle air control valve and the egr.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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Where would I find the egr
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 6:48 AM
Tiny
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Left rear of the engine by the distributor.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:03 AM
Tiny
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Would it look like a plunger with soft rubber on one side and has a rod or cable hooked to it
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
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See image.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 7:23 AM
Tiny
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Ok thank you very much
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 12:35 PM
Tiny
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My pleasure. Let us know what you find out.
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 AT 8:33 PM

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