Car stalls when stopped quickly

Car stalls when stopped quickly

Symptom: Car stalls when stopped quickly. You are driving along and everything is just fine … until you let off the gas pedal and apply the brakes. The engine starts shaking and may even stall. Not a good thing to happen because you lose power steering when the engine dies.

Possible causes:

1. There may be a serious vacuum leak.

The Fix: Check and replace vacuum lines as required.

2. There may be a fault in the computerized engine control system.

The Fix: Check engine control systems with a scan tool. Test circuits and repair or replace components as required. (Generally not a DIY job)

3. Broken linkage.

The Fix: Repair or replace as required.