THE CAR DIES OUT WHEN I PUT MY FOOT ON THE BRAKE

  • Tiny
  • jodiviv
  • 1994 Pontiac Sunbird
  • 89,000 miles

The car dies out when I put my foot on the brake. Two mechanics couldn't figure out the problem. I read if I disconnect the wire to the torque converter I would use more gas but it wouldn't stall anymore

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 8:48 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Suspect brake booster

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 8:49 PM
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What does that mean?

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 8:53 PM
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Booster pulls vacuum off engine if diaphram is torn then when brake is applied intyake vacuum drops emgine stalls

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 8:55 PM
  • Tiny
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Is it an easy repair?

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Sunday, April 7th, 2013 AT 8:56 PM
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What happened?

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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 AT 9:14 AM

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