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Car Shutting Off When Slowing Down

I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra and the car runs fine until you begin to slow down to stop at redlights and stop signs. The car shuts off when slowing down and the RPM's drop. What could be causing this?

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  • rodneyaustin Dec 22, 2008

    I have a similar issue. For awhile I would let the car warm up, since it is colder, and the car would drive fine. If I started to drive it before the temp reached normal, then when I would coast or stop at lights it would sputter out. I recently traveled 240 miles and it was fine. However, I got gas and on the return trip it started sputtering in the towns. Then the next day it died after being warmed up. Now it dies instantly. I replaced the spark plugs but not the fuel pump.

  • blake_99_00 Jan 29, 2009

    Yes. The engine light is on.

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