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Q: Car skipping and stalling.

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My car skips while driving and stalls when stopping.

Hello. If you are getting a skipping feeling and stalling, it is usually attributed to a misfire condition. It may just need a simple tune up or it may be more extensive. If the check engine light is on a mechanic would usually start with a computer scan to get the codes as they give you a place to start. It can also be weak fuel pressure from a dirty fuel filter or failing fuel pump. All of these tests do require some special tools. You should enlist the assistance of a mechanic with the necessary tools to perform these tasks, like one from YourMechanic.

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