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    Default 1996 1500 350 vortec skipping and getting worse

    my 96 1500 vortec started skipping every now and then so i replaced plugs, wires, rotor and cap and still it is skipping but not all the time seems like it is worse when i am crusing about 55 mph and just barely pressing the gas pedal. anyone got any clues?

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    Welcome to the Club!! I would assume you did change the air filter, if not start there. You may have a sensor going or try cleaning your Mass Air Flow sensor wint some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip.

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    My truck is doing the same thing did that fix your problemwo

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    Maybe coil...could clean maf ..but spray it do not touch filaments ..damage them.
    Check fuel pressure at least 58 psi and hold. Fuel filter.

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    hope to get new air filter tomorrow and clean maf prob be friday before i can get a chance to do it

    ---------- Post added at 09:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:34 PM ----------

    how is easiest way to check the fuel pressure... i have no guages

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    X2 on Dipstick, Fuel Filter.

    Very inexpesive swap out to see if that solves your issues.

    Pretty sure it's the fuel filter.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:



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    Have a place to connect the gauge on inlet fuel line ..at intake ,beside plenum that covers injection system.
    Looks like a valve on a vehicle wheel. Some auto places have loan a tool ..for the gauge.
    If and when you check ..connect gauge ..just turn key to on position.

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    new air filter and cleaned maf sensor didnt help. i notice now it is skipping pretty bad on a cold start up

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    Quote Originally Posted by dipstick View Post
    Have a place to connect the gauge on inlet fuel line ..at intake ,beside plenum that covers injection system.
    Looks like a valve on a vehicle wheel. Some auto places have loan a tool ..for the gauge.
    If and when you check ..connect gauge ..just turn key to on position.
    What should the pressure be?

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    Fuel Filter, less than $20, easy to replace.
    Pavement sucks... :grrrrrr:



    1994 K1500 4x4 Ext. Cab
    PCM chip and Xenon 8000k bulbs
    350cu.in bored over .050"
    balanced Crank, 10:1 compression
    Flat top pistons,cam,ported heads
    Option Racing Cold Air Intake
    Holley Throttle Body Spacer
    Accell Igition, 45kv coil
    FloTech Headers, no CATs, dual exhuast
    Goodyear Silent Armor A/T 305/70-16
    Pioneer SupertunerIII CD USB Bluetooth
    Kicker ZX200.2 ZX Amp
    Kicker Audio COMP 10" Subwoofer

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