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My automatic transmission car is having difficulty to pull forward

I just had my brand new distributor installed, new spark plugs and spark plug wires replaced and it was fixed 3 days ago. I was able to drive it for at least 20 miles a day for 3 days and it was good but today after driving for less than 4 miles and I slowed down even with my foot on the gas pedal. It does not pull or does accelerate quickly forward or it is having difficulty going forward. I tried the reverse and it is fine. Then I turned off the engine and after a few minutes I started the engine it worked good. I test drive around my place and the problem seemed to be gone. But what if tomorrow on my way to my workplace, the same problem will happen again. What shall I do to prevent this from happening or if it happens while I am on the road, what will I do?

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Take the car to autozone and have the fault codes read
that will give codes that you can have repaired

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SOURCE: 1996 Camry 100 km stalling

You have one of two very common problems.
Number one may be a stuck open EGR valve
Number two would be a failing Idle Air Control valve (IAC).
Try this: Open the hood & locate the EGR valve, close to the firewall, behind the intake. Find & take with you a small hammer. The next time that it happens, open the hood & tap on the EGR valve. If it is sticking "open" the tapping may dislodge the carbon particles that are keeping it open.When the EGR valve is open, exhaust is getting into the intake at idle, and this will def stall out the car.
There is no repair to the IAC valve, it would need to be replaced if it is bad.
One of these two scenarios will cure your problem, I see it every day.

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These is because of the improper combustion, so you better check the air filter and the exhaust along with that you replace all the spark plugs

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check throttle position sensor wire chewed up, broken wire or unplugged? check with volt meter mesure the voltage @ throttle positon sensor see if there's voltage goes up/down when u apply/release gas.

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SOURCE: steering wheel vibration

Did they "turn" your rotors? They may have "improperly" turned your front rotors. This is common and they should correct this where you had the work done.

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