94 Caprice, 4.3L V-8

Tiny
THEYCALLMELISSA
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Please help! I have a 94 Chevy Caprice, approx mileage is 189,000, it's a 4.3L V-8, automatic. It's stalling, not when driving it, but sometimes when you stop. It's "jumping" when you are stopped and occasionally when driving down the road. It's leaking anti-freeze, but we can't tell from where. There is a little bit of black smoke coming out the exhaust. Power steering gets tight also sometimes. The fuel filter, alternator, plugs and wires, distributor are only approx 2 months old (brand new when purchased). The fuel pump is only about a year old. Any help you can give is soooooooo greatly appreciated!

Thank you so much! Melissa
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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 8:14 PM

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Tiny
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Check the intake manifold for the antifreeze leak
And also if you have a vacuum leak
Steering is it happening when the car stalling
If not u may need a rack & pinion
Make sure you P/S fluid full
Good luck
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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 8:25 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much for your advise. No, the steering is tight occasionally when driving also, but not at higher speeds, only when slowing down to say a light, or taking off. I'll check the P/S fluid and the others that you advised. Thanks so much again!
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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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If the steering tighten up and loosen all of sudden you may need a rack & pinion

Good luck
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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 8:45 PM
Tiny
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Thank you, you've been a great help!
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Thursday, October 18th, 2007 AT 8:48 PM

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