1994 Pontiac Sunbird Q&A

1994 Pontiac Sunbird Question: why does my car die when i press the brake

it will drive but when i press on the brake it dies out. The car did sit in the garage for about a year without being driven -
Answer 1
Need to know-Does it do this in park or just when in gear? -
Comment 1
just when in gear -
Comment 2
Can you drive the car at all or does it stall immediately when shifted into a gear? We are getting there, need to know this! -
Comment 3
it drives for about 10 minutes or so, the when i come to a complete stop it just dies out but if i continue driving without braking it doesnt die out -
Comment 4
Defective torque converter lockup solenoid is the first suspect!!! Have it checked out by your mechanic IF you can get it there! Not a real expensive repair. This part dosent let the torque converter unlock, kinda like not pushing the clutch in on a stick shift when stopping, the engine will stall. Normal to be able to drive it for awhile before it acts up. -
Comment 5
thanks, i will have it checked out... -