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2001 Pontiac Sunfire stalls after trac off light comes on...

I have had this happen twice now. Each time it was a day with heavy rain, and while I was crawling along in traffic I see my trac off light come on and then I feel my steering wheel tighten as I try to turn it right before the car stalls. After the first time, I had a tune up thinking it needed some routine maintenance. My cousin's husband was my mechanic and said that maybe I just got bad gas somewhere. It just happened again today. As soon as I put the car in park and restarted it everything was fine. I recently had the ignition switch replaced due to an old recall. Incase that helps? I am just worried sick because both times my kids were in the car and I was on major highways. Any help would be great.

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Sounds like water in your distributor. I would replace you cap and might as well do your rotor while you are at it. Cheap and easy to do...

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