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Q: Car stalling when gas pedal pressed

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The car starts most of the time, but as soon as I press the gas pedal, the car shuts off.

A: You may have a vacuum leak from a broken li...

You may have a vacuum leak from a broken line, loose hose to the air box, or a different kind of leak. A scan tool and visual inspection may help you determine the issue. An inspection from a qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, can help you determine the cause of your stalling issue, and recommend the best solution.

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