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While idle the cars engine turns off. The car chugs if accelerates.

(1995 Mercury Tracer)
in Newark, NJ on January 03, 2012
While stopping at a light the car engine shuts off. If pulling into a driveway the car engines shuts off. If accelerate between 40 - 50 mph it chuggs but once past 55 mph the engine runs smoothly. If it is cold outside the car starts without a problem if it is humid this does not happen.
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check for a lose or bad spark plug wires, vacuum leaks, clean EGR valve and IAC motor......see if this make any changes
on January 03, 2012
I am going to have this checked and get back to you. Changed spark plugs. Drive car for about a mile, return pull into the driveway and it shuts off. I will bring it in today at 8:00 AM.
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