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Q: Car stalling at stops

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My car stalls when I stop. I switch it to park and the car starts back up again.

It sounds like the idle speed is below specifications. I recommend having a trained technician, such as one from YourMechanic, retrieve any stored codes found within the computer and have them perform diagnostics based on the malfunctions that the computer has detected. They will be able to determine why the car is stalling and make the necessary repairs for your vehicle.

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