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Car stalls at 45mph but starts and runs fine after

I was driving down the highway to go to work today and was going about 55mph. I pulled into the gas station and as soon as I idled down to 10-15mph the car started to buckle a bit and eventually killed as I rolled into the parking spot. What could be my problem?

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One possible cause is a stuck torque converter or solenoid.
The torque converter can stay in lockup which has the effect of a manual transmission and not pushing in the clutch.

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

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SOURCE: Car stalls

Hey jkcalli!
Have you checked for any error codes?
Since your car is an 850 you should check your fuel pump relay, which is infamous for causing intermittent starting problems. Open the hood and remove the fuse box cover (4 torx screws), revealing the relays. If one of them is a green one marked 103 you should replace it with the newer, improved red relay. A used relay is cheap and should do just fine. 

Also, you should be able to hear the fuel pump working when turning the ignition to on. After doing this a couple of times the pressure becomes high enough for the pump not to engage. If so wait for the pressure to drop before listening for it again. 
Here's a topic with some info on the relay and how to check the voltage at the pump:http://www.volvo-forums.com/index.php?showtopic=15505&st=80&p=80586&#entry80586 


If fuel delivery is not the problem you should check for spark. If you do not have spark the problem is likely coil, camshaft position sensor or crankshaft position sensor.
Good luck!

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Car starts fine..Idle is fast...stalls after car warms up

Check for vacuum leaks. Also try cleaning the ISV.


If that doesnt work go to vwvortex.com and post your issue there

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: 1990 Buick stalls when coming to a stop

Sounds like the torque converter clutch solenoid is bad. Unplug it and see if the problem stops. Unplug the 4 wire plug on the front of the transmission.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 LINCOLN LS V6 - ROUGH IDLE / SOMETIMES STALLING.

Very common problem is about a dime size hole wearing in the rubber elbow on the PCV valve located on the driver side rear of the intake manifold.

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SOURCE: 1995 honda accord ex...car idles up and down when

There is a coolant passage that goes to the idle control system. The idle control itself is not bad. Cleaning this passage will make it normal again. I have fixed a 95 honda accord this way, and a 97 honda accord. You will need to remover the whole assembly. Actually the whole rapair doesn;t need parts so thats good news for you. Be carefull since the idle control is made of aluminum, and can be damaged easily. I damaged the one I was working on, thankfully I also have an aluminum mig welder so I was able to repair it like new.

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