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Q: When I stop, car stalls

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My car stalls after I stop. I just replaced the starter before this happened.

Normally when I have a vehicle that stalls at idle, I first suspect the idle control valve, and then vacuum leaks. Have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, test your idle control valve, inspect for vacuum leaks and check to see that the torque converter lock up solenoid isn’t malfunctioning.

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