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  • archrace Mar 20, 2011

    problem was fuse in fuse box



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Most common causes for this are the MAP sensor and/or the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). The MAP handles the air flow and the TPS controls the throttle speed under cold and hot conditions. Your car is either not idling fast enough or there's an issue with the air flow causing it to stall when RPMS's are low.
Another possibility is to look at whether or not your car's transmission is equipped with a lockup torque convertor. Sometimes, the solenoid which locks up the convertor, malfunctions or sticks, causing the convertor to "lock-up" at all times. It isn't supposed to do this, and when you slow to a stop, the car begins to **** and finally stalls. A quick fix is to unplug the electrical connector controlling the convertor from the side of the transmission . Fixing it the right way would be to have a transmission shop replace the solenoid and/or unstuck the valve it operates.

If your car stalls or tries to lurch forward when stopping at a light or stop sigh, then your over drive is locked meaning you need to have your transmission serviced or the electrical to the lockup solenoid needs to be checked .
Check the transmission fluid, with the car at normal temperature and after running it through drive and reverse a few times then place it in park and check it with the engine running, if it's down then top it up with Chrysler type fluid and get the leak fixed, if it's not down on fluid then get a transmission shop to look at it.
Or it is like fuel starvation. Check fuel filters, there may be more one, and if yours has a carburetor, there may be a fine gauze sleeve filter at its fuel inlet.
Also check your fuel pump. Is your ignition coil overheating? If excessive, check ignition system.

Let us know if you have something more to know else accept the suggestion.
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Posted on Jul 14, 2010

  • archrace Jul 17, 2010

    trans new. 65lbs fuel press. ran with converters disconnected .comes off idle good unless you stab fuel pedal'but if you ease back it clears up in park.Put it in gear and touch accelerator and it stalls out.thanks Dave



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