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My Buick Century with a 2.5L is stalling at lights and stop signs. when restarted and put in drive it stalls and won't stay running? Any help?

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The TCC solenoid in the transmission needs to be replaced. This is a common problem that requires removal of the side cover of the transmission. You can unplug the wires at the front of the transmission and drive it until you get it fixed but you will not have over- drive lock- up convertor. This will result a drop in fuel mileage,

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lisalavin,

You said,

My 1990 Buick century stalls out when in park after idling for a minute or two and stalls out when brake is applied. last night it did this every time I had to stop or make a slow turn it also started shaking a bit but if i released gas a little bit it would stop. i thought the shaking might be the cvu joint as it needs to be replaced but it started doing it on straight aways and hills also but would still stop shaking if gas was eased up on. Closer to home when it was stalling the only way I could get it to stay running while I put it in drive was to have one foot on the brake and the other on the gas. Is this a matter of changing the fuel filter or is it something more complicated?

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1. Low idle, needs to be raised
2. A vacuum leak, needs to be diagnosed.
3 The choke, if it's when it's cold or the engine is cold and not up to running temp.

4.But, I'll l bet it's a idle sensor

Or last and probably NOT a broken baffle in the cat converter!
this usually happens more often not just with the stop but even when driving!

Bless you,
huuum
You really need a good honest HANDS on diagnoses!

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