Q: Car feels like it is going to cut off

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When I start my car it shakes. The lights flicker and the engine sounds like it's going to stop, when I try to pull off it jerks and feels like it's going to stall but once it gets going it's fine until the next time I put it on.

My car has 112111 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. I’d be happy to offer my insight. You engine may have carbon build up on the valves and clogged injectors. I recommend having the combustion chambers and injectors cleaned. Once this is done then I would clean the throttle body and idle air control valve. This should fix any problems you have.

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