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Troubleshooting vehicle dies when I stop or take my foot off the gas

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Could be one of many possibilities.

Take your car to your local auto parts store. Most will check your battery and alternator for free. That would be most likely.

Also check your air filter. If its too dirty it won't let in enough air but that has other symptoms as well.

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