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Could not replacing the fuel filter during tuneup of my 1995 gm sierra 5.7 liter cause it to run poorly and backfire?

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2010-01-31 15:35:15
2010-01-31 15:35:15

you probablly have the spark plug wires crossed. check ur firing order and your new plugs. the firing order is on the intake usually by the thermostat.

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