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Why does your car hesitate or stall when going uphill?

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2006-04-26 20:02:43
2006-04-26 20:02:43

It maybe fuel line related, as it only happens to me when I keep my tank at low levels. I use a good fuel injection cleaner and take easy for awhile, once i to replace my fuel filter. But this is just a guess.

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