Whys my car dying when im driving and i come to a stop? on 1990 Pontiac Grand Am

Ill be driving my car for a little while like 15 or 20 minutes sometimes longer and when i go to stop it dies then when i start it which it starts right up but then when i put it drive it dies again and it does it like 4 or 5 times and then it drives.WHY what might be the problem?

by in Athens, TN on February 15, 2011
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ANSWER by on February 15, 2011
back in the early days, gm had issues with the torque converter solenoid not releasing the converter when downshifting causing the issue you have. a quick check is to disconnect the square connector on the trans facing the front of the car on the drivers side. if the problem goes away, you need a trans shop to help you out. if it persists, then you have other issues with the motor. Roy
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