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

 

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mallieboo, Chesapeake, VA, October 08, 2012, 19:46
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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.

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    October 08, 2012, 19:58
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    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.

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    October 08, 2012, 20:04
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    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

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