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

 

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jodiviv, Potwin, KS, April 06, 2013, 10:49
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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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    April 06, 2013, 18:02
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    Need to know-Does it do this in park or just when in gear?

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    jodiviv, April 07, 2013, 10:31
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    just when in gear

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    pushrod, April 07, 2013, 10:39
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    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!

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    jodiviv, April 07, 2013, 10:41
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    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

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    pushrod, April 07, 2013, 11:41
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    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.

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    jodiviv, April 07, 2013, 12:29
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    thanks, i will have it checked out...

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