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My truck turns off when i get to a stop light

Okay i have 1985 nissan pickup truck, stick shifht. the problem is when i get to a stop light my truck stops. the battery llight turns on and my trucks just turns off, i would have to step on the gas pedal in order to keep it from turning off

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The battery light comes on because the engine is stalling. Fix the engine problem and the battery light will stay off. Vacuum leaks are common problems on very old vehicles like this. Check for vacuum hoses for cracks and splits and replace the damaged ones.

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Common problem. I have an '83 and '84, and the gas gauge is broken in both. The manual (Chilton) says replace the sensor, but you have to drop the tank and open it up to do this.

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Is there any water missing from the cooling system?if it does then it means that the head gasket needs replacement.When you stop the car for few hours the water slowly drops in to the engine through the burnt head gasket.When you try to start the car (water can not be compressed)it dont want to turn around.After few circle water goes off on the exhaust valve and the starter motor can speed up and start up the engine.

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