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1992 Chevy Truck 1500 running BAD!

16 years ago

About 2 1/2 years ago my truck was running bad, had new plugs, wires and distributor replaced. Haven't put many miles in that time...maybe it's running bad again. BTW, it has 140,000 miles. Symptoms are similar to the way it ran before the new plugs etc. but much worse. The engine power seems to surge(almost die then kicks back in hard) to the point of wanting to jerk when I'm sitting at a light with my foot on the brake. Another thing it's doing is the speedometer flies up and back down often? Weird! Also, some times when I start it it squeals for a few seconds. The Fan Belt is new. If the A/C is on forget it, it will barely run and wants to die. I'm going to be taking it to the mechanic next week and I don't want to be taken to the cleaners so to speak...I'd like a little feedback as to what it seems like could be going on. If you need more info please ask!!!!!!! TIA!

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