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
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1994 Pontiac Sunbird Question: why does my car die when i press the brake
Answer #1pushrod April 06, 2013, 18:02Master
Need to know-Does it do this in park or just when in gear?
Replyjodiviv, April 07, 2013, 10:31Rookie
just when in gear
Replypushrod, April 07, 2013, 10:39Master
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!
Replyjodiviv, April 07, 2013, 10:41Rookie
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
Replypushrod, April 07, 2013, 11:41Master
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.
Replyjodiviv, April 07, 2013, 12:29Rookie
thanks, i will have it checked out...