Q: Q: Car dies when I stop

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My car dies when I stop.

Hi there. Stalling can be caused by a number of things, anything from a vacuum leak, to a problem with one of the engine’s sensors or fuel system. As engine performance problems, such as these, are sometimes not obvious to diagnose, I would recommend having the vehicle’s stalling problem inspected by a professional technician, such as one from YourMechanic, to determine the correct course of action.

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