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Car stalls when idling at stop light

My car is peridically stalling when I go from driving to idle. It also runs very rough--almost like it is chugging right before it stalls. The car starts right back up again once it stalls. Also, in the past 2 months the check engine light has come on for a period of 1-2 days and then goes away for 2-3 weeks and then come back on again for 1-2 days etc. I have taken the car to a mechanic and he said he hooked it up to a computer to check the engine and it said everything was fine. Does anyone know what could be causing this? The car is obviously not functioning normally.

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  • ginagub May 13, 2009

    Since the mechanic I went to seems to not have this, do places like autozone offer this scan or do you know of reputable "chain" stores / mechanics that do?

  • ginagub May 20, 2009

    So I went to autozone and we ran the engine diagnostics when the check
    engine light was on. It turns out the problem is a cylinder 3
    misfire. The worker at autozone told me that the gasoline might need
    techron to clean out any residual 'gunk'. So I am going to put Chevron
    Techron in the tank when I get down to 1/4 of a tank and see if that
    works

  • uboat13 May 22, 2009

    1988 dyansty was stalling at lights and chugging now it stalled again and wont start again

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Have the car checked when the check engine light is on,also a good scanner will be able to give you the history codes,get back to me with the codes and we'll go from there. you need someone with a professional scan tool

Posted on May 13, 2009

  • Ray Keckeisen May 13, 2009

    yes most big auto chains will scan the car for free or little charge,get back to me with the codes

  • Anonymous May 31, 2015

    What if there is no check engine light?

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