ANY IDEA WHY MY CAR IS STALLING/LOSING POWER?

  • Tiny
  • jg87nl
  • 2003 Suzuki Aerio
  • 76,000 miles

I recently bought a Suzuki Aerio SX and was aware that it suffers on steeper inclines, but lately it has been stalling on me. It seems to happen after I make a full stop, like at a red light, or when attempting to speed up after applying the break.
The car will just rev up like I'm in neutral and will shudder, before coming to a stop (the engine is still running). It can last just a few seconds up to a full minute or two before it gives me control again.
When traveling up hill, if it doesn't just stall, it will lose speed. Seriously, I can be overtaken by big rigs doing 30.
Any ideas?

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 7:21 AM

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  • Tiny
  • jg87nl
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Lol! Botched my question title :) Sorry! I'm using a cell phone to search internet.

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 7:22 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Go to this walk thru link for additional information: http://www.2carpros.com/articles/engine-stalls

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Sunday, March 25th, 2012 AT 10:51 AM
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  • iburyem73
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Mass Air Flow Sensor. Do not buy a cheap aftermarket one, find either a used one or buy a new OEM. This should cure your problem.

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