Question about Chevrolet Cavalier
That left it wide open. Does the chk engine light come on? If it is coming on, even if it is on while driving then go's off? Then it could be a sensor. Since it just dies at stop lights, could be fuel filter? How long has it been since plugs was replaced? And air filter? All of them are fairly cheap compared to how much better it runs after it is done.
However I bet it is a vacuum leak somewhere. Probably the rubber boots conecting the plastic lines to the intake. They are right against the motor around all of the heat from it. And they dry out looking like very small cracks in it. Dry rot. It don't take much for them to run differently when the rpm's drop. Be careful when you check em. They are probably brittle and break easily. And definitly change the fuel filter.
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