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Car stalls when engine is warm

When I'm driving 50 to 60 for a while and I come in town at a stop light it will jerk and stall and I have to gas it to get going again then it's fine

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Your TPS switch is bad. It is caled Throudle Pision Sencer. It is on the side of the throdle body and has two wires going to it. It is not reading where the throdle is so therefor it stalls.

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SOURCE: Vibration when in gear, and stalling.

The problem is the torque converter solenoid. I had it happen on my 94 Cavalier a few years back and was a cheap fix at the local car mechanic. What happens is the transmission warms up and hits a certain speed where the solenoid engages, but then it sticks and won't disengage until it cools down sufficiently. When it sticks, it causes the car to shake when slowing down and will snub out the engine if you come to a stop.

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SOURCE: 91 automatic Cavalier stalls after stopping

It sounds like the torque converter clutch. Just unplug it. It is the square 4 pin plug on the front of the transmission. Once it is unplugged and you get it unlocked, it will be fine. Just leave it unplugged, it won't hurt anything.

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 91 s10 blazer engine surges warm and cold, stalls

tps sencor or maf sencor

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SOURCE: Car stalls when idling at stop light

have the car checked when the check engine light is on,also a good scanner will be able to give you the history codes,get back to me with the codes and we'll go from there. you need someone with a professional scan tool

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SOURCE: 1993 Chevy Lumina stalls from a stop.

My 93 Lumina did the same thing and a simple tune up solved the problem. For whatever reason, the rear middle plug wire goes bad before the others.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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