Q: When idled, why does my car completely shut off?

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As I start my car, all is fine. But as I drive then stop at a light or whatever, the car turns off by itself and sometimes it is difficult to turn back on. Could it be a sensor? I have no idea.

My car has 158000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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