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My 2001 plymouth neon wants to cut off and the check engine light and oil pressure light comes on when I stop! When I take off it goes out why? This only happens when I stop. Otherwise it runs good! Its like the idle is really low when stopped.

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Better have a shop check it out. If you have approx 90k miles on that car and the timing belt has not been replaced, replace it ASAP. if it breaks, the valves will be bent and th ecar will not be worth fixing. if it has been replaced before, then replace it at another 90k be sure to replace the water pump and tensioner at every timing belt replacement.

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