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How old is the gas in the tank? Does the check engine light come on?
Have you tried adding fresh gasoline? This engine has a MAF sensor located in the inlet tube and can become contaminated. It can be cleaned with an approved MAF sensor cleaner. If there not a check engine light you can unplug the MAF sensor to see if it makes a difference, it will set a code. Which is why I asked if the light was on. let me know.
2) things. First I would clean the MAf sensor as previously suggested. And use some injector in the fuel tank at a higher concentration than recommended. It sound like the engine is starving for fuel.
sorry i have not replied back work took me away. i tried what you said with the maf sensor. and there was no change. i can rev the engine up as much as i want and as fast as i want
but as soon as it goes in gear it dies out.