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

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

by in Potwin, KS on April 06, 2013
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1 answer 5 comments
ANSWER by , April 06, 2013
Need to know-Does it do this in park or just when in gear?
COMMENT by , April 07, 2013
just when in gear
COMMENT by , April 07, 2013
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 by , April 07, 2013
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 by , April 07, 2013
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 by , April 07, 2013
thanks, i will have it checked out...