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Q: Car turns off after stopping

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My car runs fine for a bit. Then I will come to a complete stop, and the car will not accelerate. It will just move very slowly before completely turning off.

A: Hello. It sounds like your catalytic conver...

Hello. It sounds like your catalytic converter is clogged, or there may be a problem with your transmission. A diagnosis of the transmission and catalyst system is needed to determine what is causing the stalling issue. A certified mechanic will be able to recommend and perform any repairs needed for to resolve this problem.

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