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Car keeps stalling in first gear

The other day my 96 eclipse (160k miles) started stalling while idle in first gear, or going down from 3rd 2nd and into first while breaking. The RPM's drop down passed 1 almost to 0 and it dies.
i took the car to Midas to see what the problem was and they found nothing wrong... The car was around a half tank of gas when this happened and they let me take it with no charge. As i left however it stalled again!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, 
Len

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Check for a vaccum leak at the intake. With the engine at idle spray a bit of starting fluid to find it. You will hear the engine pick-up when you hit the spot. Change the necessary gasket. Hopefully this will solve your prob! Frankster016

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thats one of two things i had the same problem with my 94 honda civic and my 00 mitsubishi eclipse both were not cheep to fix saddly for you man on my civic my tranny was catching and it would stall the motor out idk if that was the complete problem because i sold the car the same day i found out and i do not talk to the guy i sold it too but i seen it running fine a week or so later and on my eclipse it was my ecu for some reason there was a defect or some wires touching or something like that they replaced all my wires and my ecu and it ran fine till i sold it for my 2007 mitsubishi eclipse and gladdly i have not had any problems scince i bought the car

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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I would take a look at possiable damage to the PCM (powertrain control module)

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

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I had the same problem when I did battery maintenance on my 1988 Montero Sport. The problem was explained to me, that the car's electronic pollution control computer data was erased when the battery is disconnected or the battery totally discharges. The car's computer uses this data to regulate idle speed and other engine factors. The solution given to me was to recheck the battery connections (make sure they are clean, and tighten down), start the vehicle, and just let it sit and idle for about 15 - 20 minutes (without racing the engine or driving the vehicle). This will rebuild and repopulate the car's computer engine data it needs to make adjustments. Hope this helps.
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Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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No mention of the fuel pump. Was this checked? This sounds like a fuel pump problem. Have a technichian check this out when you go in next time I am certain this is your problem.

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