why do my car just die down and cut off while i am getting ready to stop or turn on 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

When I am driving my car, it will lose power and die down when I come to stop sign to stop or turn a corner after lifting my foot off the gas pedal. It jumps a little and then just cut off. What do you think causes this. It could cause me to be rammed in the back. I just brought a new air filter a few months ago.

by in Chesapeake, VA on October 08, 2012
2 answers
ANSWER by on October 08, 2012
Did it do this before the air filter replacement? This happened to me one before and it was caused by incorrect ignition timing. Yet a faulty Throttle Position Sensor, Mass Air Flow senosr or Manifold Absolute Pressure sensor can also be likely culprits. I wold look for a damaged or disconnected sensor near the air cleaner/intake.
ANSWER by on October 08, 2012
if it has a mass airflow sensor I would tap the sensor with a small hammer while the car is running if it stalls then you will need a new maf