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1997 dodge stratus stalls while driving. Check engine & oil light on. Putting out sensor codes- P0123 & P040. Some times it restarts while coasting or we sit for a while then it may start.

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Code p 0123 has several references
throttle position (TP) sensor A/accelerator pedal position (APP) sensor A--high input ===causes wiring short to positive -- TP/APP sensor or switch --ECM
also refers to TP/APP --low input==causes wiring short to ground ---TP/APP switch---ECM
with code P040 , I feel that you are missing the last digit or letter
code p0400 > p 0409 all refer to EGR system problems and p 040A >F again refer to EGR system problems
take it to an accredited service center with experience on your make of car and have it properly diagnosed

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