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5 speed, standard transmission. when my daughter downshifts or puts it into neutral, her car stalls out.

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Two possible problems. One the fuel filter may need changing. The other is a common Dodge problem is a coolant sensor failure. This can be caused by insufficient coolant or a coolant sensor failure. Some of the symtoms of this falure are loss of power & constant stalling at stop lights where you have to keep your foot on the gas to keep it running. The sensor is located near the thermostat housing at the end of the rad hose usually. If you change it be careful not to over tighten iti.e. 5ft.lbs. Good luck!

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