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2001 Sunfire 2.2L automatic stalls when slowing down. Has a strong smell of fuel when it restarts but starts back up as soon as the key is turned. I can keep it running at stops but only if I throw it into neutral and drive it like a manual. RPM's start bouncing back and forth between 1000 and 500, then 500 and under just before it stalls. This is the first time I've had any problems with the car other than an intermittent misfire that it's had since I got it. It has 209k on it. I've read that this could be a temp sensor causing this but which one? The tranny temp sensor or the coolant temp sensor? It's been between 1 and 30 outside lately but the car only has problems when it warms up to the normal 195. Temp gauge is reading properly in dash. I gave her a tune up this spring (plugs, wires, oil air and fuel filters, coolant, etc.) and been a champ till last night. Has all original sensors. Any suggestions on which temp sensor could be causing the issue? Or could it be something more? Also, it doesn't like to get up to speed when it's cold outside. It takes a long time to shift and seems all around slow to get up to speed. Thanks for any input! I'd really like to keep her running for as long as I can, She's been good to me!!!
We have a 1996 Nissan Quest - but only 72000 miles (we bought it from our daughters' 90 year old piano teacher who only used it for camping trips with 45K miles 3 years ago) I have an intermittent stalling problem. Only at low speed, sometimes going up hill or into a turn, I get a compete loss of power. Still have steering, (not power) so I wrestle the beast over, and it restarts right away. No check engine light. This has happened about 6 times. Not low gas level, usually 1/2 + tank.
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