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Car keeps stalling just after starting and when stop/start driving. Generally OK after a long run, but still stalls occasionally whilst changing down although you can start again if you pop clutch.

Pedal test shows error code P0400, emissions sensor fault light is on all the time.

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SOURCE: Car Stalls Randomly

when you say car does not start what do you mean does it crank atleast, now the switch they replaced is just a neutral safety switch has nothing to do with our problem to me it sounds like that the crank sensor is going bad in this car

Posted on Nov 15, 2008

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SOURCE: car stalls when accelerating in low gears

I had similar issues on mine. I bought it from the Good Will for less than $1000. :)
It's been totaled i believe at least twice.
Anyways, replace the fuel filter. It's about the size of an oil filter and is very easy to replace.
Also, replace the spark plugs with some good titanium type plugs. They're like $4 from Wal Mart.
Next, put some fuel injector cleaner every other tank of gas or so. This will definitely help.
Good Luck

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: My 1996 Oldsmobile 88 stalls when I'm driving

sounds like there's too much of a load on the engine. try a complete tune-up.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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SOURCE: car starts fine, but stalls at stops and takeoffs occasionlly

Most likely it is running too ritch. should be around 7%. Mine did ecactly the same thing and I had several things done . Had the throttle body cleaned and installed a O2 senser.runs great now.

Hope this helps

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 92 nissan sentra Stalls while idling

I had this kind of problem on my car a couple of times. It can either be the idle control valve or overheating. you can clean the idle control valve or replace it. the one for my car was like $140 at the dealership.

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