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Stuck at intersections? Reasons why your car is stalling in idle.

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, May 24, 2013 @ 09:05 AM

If your car stalls while in idle, it can be more than a little embarrassing—especially if you’re in the front of a long line of cars at a traffic signal.  We’ve had plenty of customers come in who have had this same issue, so let me explain some of the problems that could be happening to cause your car to idle like this.

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Why does my car stall at red lights?

Posted by tom zoebelein on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:36 PM

So you’re driving along just fine until you hit a red traffic light and have to stop.  For some reason, your car chooses that moment to stall out.  It can be more than a little embarrassing to be the stalled car in front of a line of cars once the light turns green, but this issue is more common than you think.  If your car stalls out at red lights, it means that your engine suddenly can’t control the idle.  When your engine loses the ability to control the idle, this could be due to several factors, including the following:

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