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2004 Chrysler Sebring Question: Car dies and won't go into gear

 

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samanthalj, 3.0L V6, Wichita, KS, September 15, 2009, 11:01
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I have two issues with my car...
1. Every once in awhile my car would die when I came to a stop but now it is more frequent and my check engine light has come on. I come to a red light , the rpm's drop , I press down on the brake but it seems that I have to have the brake all the way down to keep it from dying and have to press on the gas , if I don't then it dies.
2. On cold days I let my car warm 10-15 min, sometimes longer. I put my car in drive and drive off well- the exit to my driveway has a dip that seems to make my car slip out of gear b/c when I press the gas to go- it won't. It only happens when it's cooler outside and it rarely happens anywhere else than that dip. Maybe the two problems are related?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, September 15, 2009, 18:00
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    The two problems may be related. The very first thing a technician will do when diagnosing a problem like this is check the diagnostic trouble codes. These are the codes stored when the check engine light is turned on. These codes provide invaluable information that can help determine the cause of the problem.
    You will want to either take it to a shop for a diagnosis and repair, or if you can get the codes read out, and post them here, we may be able to help direct you as what to check. However, the diagnostic procedures will often require specific tools, literature and knowledge to be able to perform successfully.
    Good Luck

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