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Car stalls i have a 1998 grand cherokee laredo 4.0. 6cyl. when comming to a stop, car stalls. the electricty stays on but the engine cuts off, while driving slowly, the engine stalls . this happens from time to time. sometimes the car starts up right away, other times it takes more cranks. i have had the ignition coil changed,fuel injectors flushed and the crank sensor changed. the problem still exist. i have a leak in my power steering box and i am wondering is this leaking onto something undeneath thats causing this problem.

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    This happens every time I try to place the car in gear.

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Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve (IAC for short), they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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