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Speedometer drops to zero and car stalls when braking?I have a 1999 1.8lx ford focus.

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Check your brake lights, I bet they don't work.

Your issue is the Lock-UP torque converter is not un-locking when you depress the brakes (or let up on the accelerator), which it SHOULD DO.

Check you fuses first, then the "BOO" (brake on-off) switch on the pedal under the dash. Sometimes the wire breaks at the switch connector.

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