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2005 Kia Sportage kills when release of gas pedal

My Kia Sportage has been stopping on me at times. It seems when it happens, it is when I release the gas pedal to come to a stop. Mostly at intersections, stop signs and left turns. The gas tank was replaced soon after I purchased it in 2005 for a recall. the dealership can't find the problem, it doesn't show up on their computer. No warning lights come on that I noticed. I also noticed the engine reving up when my car was in park a couple of times.

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Sounds like a faulty engine warning light and a problem with one of your vacuum hoses. This is difficult to find. Probable just an old cracked hose or loose connection. Propose this to your dealer. Just keep taking it back and tell them to check all of the vacuum hoses and the computer. Good Luck

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