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--car stalling have a 1981 ford cortina mark 5 runs and drives perfect but when i press the brake to stop it cuts out why

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Sound like major vacuum leak.Brake booster if power brakes

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SOURCE: 98 buick centry 3.1 6 cyc one owner family owned

Unfortunately, you've got serious problems. The GM 3.1 and 3.4 engines have a nasty habit of breaking camshafts. For some reason, which I have yet to determine, the cam bearings seize on the cam and the camshaft ends up breaking in half. The engine will continue to run, albeit very poorly since all the cylinders are not working because the rear half of the camshaft, which runs the oil pump, is not spinning.

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SOURCE: Running rough and stalls during wet weather otherwise runs fine.

Your ignition coil is cracked. Replace it with a new OEM unit.

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SOURCE: car cuts off when at a stop

either theres a vacum leak, the mass air flow sensors bad, or the idle air control valve is clogged.

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check for vacume leaks most common problem for symptoms listed its hoses on engine look for dryrot cracked, or broken hoses or lose come off

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SOURCE: 1990 Ford Probe 2.2 automatic stalls in forward, reverse OK

Sounds like a bad IAC (idle air control valve/sensor) that controls your idle when going from throttle to idle. If bad your idle will act crazy and can cause stalls easily. Pretty sure that's it.

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