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1989 Cavalier car dies when comes to a complete stop. Never had any problems with the car... but now. its almost at 90,000 miles and there is regular mainaence on the car. Any suggestions?

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  • Maplehood Aug 31, 2008

    cap and rotor as well as the plugs. The tranny is only 3000 miles old tho. I dont know about the EGR valve or the lock up solenoid

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Unplug tcc valve(facing engine rh side 4pin plug square

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GM had a concern with the lock up solenoid for overdrive.When you come up to a stop,put the transmission into neutral and then stop. If concern is gone, you need to replace the solenoid and service the transmission. The symptom you are explaining can also be a vacuum leak or an egr valve hanging open. When you talk about maintenance, have you had the plugs replaced?

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    Chuck Finn Sep 01, 2008

    Did you try to put the vehicle into neutral when coming to a stop? Next you should hang a vacuum guage on the intake manifold vacuum to check the condition of the engine. Do you have access to a fuel pressure guage and/or a scanner? If you tell me the engine size, I can look up the info. for testing the EGR valve.

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