My car did the same thing and it was the altanater. I most likely spelled that wrong. So if you haven't got it fixed yet you should take it in and get it checked. It only takes 10 min and they can tell you what it is. Good Luck.
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I had this same problem on my 1997 intrepid. Turned out to be a dirty idle air control motor and needed throttle body cleaning. IAC motor is located as part of the air intake. Remove the two bolts holding it one and spray it down good with throttle body cleaner, let it dry and reinstall.
Find your firewall electrical junction block (where all the wires enter the cabin on the passenger side) and with a zip tie pull up the wire bundle so it does not ride on the upper tie rods and, fasten the zip tie to anything that is solid in the engine compartment and, let me know what happens
Sounds like a vaccuum, or gasket leak. Easiest way to diagnose is to get a can of starting fluid and spay it around any vacuum hoses and intake area while it's running. Be careful! Starting fluid is extremely flammable!
If you notice an acceleration, or de-celeration while spraying the starting fluid, you should be able to pinpoint the leak.
Have fuel pressure tested. This may sound dumb but has been know to work. When engine dies & won't start, carry a piece of cardboard or an old blanket with you, and a big rubber hammer, and get down behind car, and give the gas tank a good wack with the rubber hammer, and try to start it. If it works, you can bet you need a fuel pump. Either way, a fuel pressure test will confirm my & now your suspicions.