1995 GMC Jimmy 95 Jimmy rough idle

  • 1995 GMC JIMMY
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • 300,000 MILES
I recently bought a 95 jimmy, 4 door, 4x4, automatic, 4.3ltr v6 engine code W. Its high mileage(300000+ kms). And i'm having a problem with it idleing rough when I am driving it and come to a stop. It runs good when i'm driving it until I come to a red light or stop sign, the tach will jump around from 300 to 1000 rpms and will the truck will stall on me, it always starts back up with a little pressing on the gas pedal, and I can usually stop it from stalling out if I slip it into neutral before it stalls. Since i've gotten this truck I have put new cap, rotor, plugs, plug wires, coil, did oil change, taken egr valve off and cleaned it, put new TPS sensor on it, new fuel filter, air filter, i've done a fuel pressure test and it was all good ( steady fuel pressure, even while driving and stalling out), oh and I had to have a muffler put on it to pass the saftey inspection. I'm pretty good with working on cars, but this rough idleing of mine has got me stumped and I don't know where to look next, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 11:10 PM

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You cleaned the EGR but did you clean out the passages? I usually pull the EGR then use a stainless brush to brush the crud out. Then I clean the EGR and put a screened gasket on. Then once I get it back together I run some top cylinder cleaner through it to blow out more carbon.
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 AT 10:22 PM

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