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My car has been running perfectly since I got it. I got a full service oil change done on it less than a week before the incident. I fill up the tank and went to pull out from the gas station and the car stalled out at around 15 mph. Whenever I accelerated to around 15 mph the car would **** and if I let off the gas it would stall and shut off. I was curious and put it back on the road to see if I could get past 15mph and surprisingly it works perfectly fine one it passes 15mph. It is an automatic and I don't know what the problem is. Can anyone help?

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You may have gotten bad gas. The tanks have sediment and water and whatever in the bottom at the service stations, if the gas was being dumped in the tanks during your fillup or shortly before, water may have been pumped into your gas tank. You cannot compress water in your engine as it will not burn, once the water clears your engine you should be fine with no permanent problems, change gas stations immediatly and maybe use a gas dryer additive to help remove any water that may still be in the tank.

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