Q: Car shuts off when I hit the gas.

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For two weeks my SUV would sputter when I would first start to press the gas. It would only do it when I first started the vehicle. Last night I went to leave church, and I went to accelerate and it just shut off. I had a check ingine light the other day. Was a loose gas cap. The problem has gotten worse since the light was reset. Now the light is back on. The vehicle will eventually go, but it takes a few tries. It usually stays running after I get it out of the parking lot.

My car has 55000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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