Engine stalling

Tiny
MCPHERSON1981
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  • 1991 CHEVROLET ASTRO
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 205 MILES
A 91 chevy c1500 4.3 v6 that stalls out in gear and sounds like its idling low. Any possibilities on what could be wrong?
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 5:07 PM

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Tiny
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How long since a tune-up? Any applicable mil codes? You can check those yourself. If it is only an idle issue, clean the throttle-body and idle air control.
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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Its not a astro van.I dont know how that got on there. Its a 4.3 v6 c 1500 pick up
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
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I see, the info is still valid. Let us know.
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 6:04 PM
Tiny
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It was just tuned up from the previous owner and he said it never did this until it was tuned up. Im thinkin the firing order is wrong
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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OK, below is the firing order.

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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 6:28 PM
Tiny
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What a bout a bad valve or piston?
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 6:42 PM
Tiny
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If you think you have a dead cylinder, check for a dead cylinder. You kill the cylinders one at a time, quickly, If the cylinder you kill has very little or no effect on the idle rpms, that cylinder is dead or weak.

What about the firing order? You seemed to think that was the problem?
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Monday, June 6th, 2011 AT 6:51 PM

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