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Car keeps stalling when comes to a stop

Have a spuratic problem that comes and goes. Can be months with no problems and than starts up again. When I come to a stop, it starts to run rough and then stalls out. It will start fine in park and nuetral, but as soon as I put it into gear (drive or reverse) it stalls out. Car has to sit for about 20 min. before it will drive without stalling out. Sometimes longer, sometimes shorter.

Have replaced fuel lines. fuel pump, filter, all vacuum lines, spark plug, plug wires, alternator, starter, drained out the gas cleaned the tank (while installing new pump), even the nuetral safty switch (Was mentioned to try in many times I've asked others), all sensors I can get my hands on and still having problem every now and again. No one seems to have any ideas as to what it can be. Have taken it to garages, they have found nothing... I'm at a loose and about to have car towed and be doen with it. Any ideas or thoughts??

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  • mosaic79_99 Oct 05, 2008

    yep.. replaced all those too.. still no luck

  • wussy Oct 21, 2008

    car sometimes chuggs like starving for fuel,happens now and then but always goes back to normal ,mostly when at a stop.changed oxygen sensor ,fuel filter,dont know what to change next,,maybe new throottle body injector,,,,jeff

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Check vacumn hoses? egr valve,pc valve

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  • mike fowler Oct 05, 2008

    thought converter clutch switch.timing belt/chain, rings a bell from past,but right now, FUSEABLE LINKS? PLS GIVE ME SOME TIME TO CHECK WITH SOME SOME PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, THIS MIGHT TAKE A FEW DAYS TO GET RESULTS. IF NEED BE IT IS CALLE D PATIENTS, I ALSO KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO HAVE WHEELS NONOP. SO PLS CONTACT ME THEN. THNKU

  • mike fowler Oct 06, 2008

    two replies ret. both imply exhaust sys. blocked, cat. con.- muffler-forward exhaust pipe starting at manifold. sure hope this helps.

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Hi, you have to check your TCC switch, you can do this by disconecting the wire at the harness at your transmission, use a wiring schematic to verify the correct wire, when it is unplugged drive it around an if the problem doe not come back you know what to replace TCC solenoid. Do not drive on the highway with this disconnected though! Another possible problem may be you EGR valve. Let me know if you solved this problem.

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