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Everytime I come to a complete stop my vehicle shuts down.

I'm thinking it's a vacuum leak, but I want to know what the best way to begin to repair the problem is.

Also I want to know if I can get the parts I need for the particular problem at my local parts store.

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Check EGR valve it's possible that its stuck open. EGR valve controls idle and if stuck open when stop your car will stall out. As far as a vaccum leak you can get a guage and from any parts store and hook it to a vaccum line and see what it reads.

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