Q: Q: Car stalls when idling

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Hi a few weeks ago a friend tried cleaning the engine by hosing everything down without covering important parts and my car didnt want to turn on after that so I changed the distributor and got it up and running again. But ever since that day my car sometimes turns off when I am at a red light, waiting at a drive thru or just warming it up then the check engine light turns on then off right away but car turns on right away when I turn the key in ignition. I would like to know what could be causing this. I never had this problem before.thanks in advance

My car has 190000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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