2010 Honda Civic Shake and stall

Tiny
CSJOHNS9
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  • 2010 HONDA CIVIC
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 56,000 MILES
Recently my car started shaking just slightly while in idle and felt like it might stall out but didn't. Today I noticed a weird but minor scrapping noise coming from under the hood and my AC wouldn't get very cold. It was cold just not as cold. The noise stopped and it got really cold again and the shaking stopped. Then after a little bit of driving I pulled into a parking spot the car shook I put it in park and took my foot off the brake and it stalled out. What could be causing this?
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 AT 4:36 PM

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Tiny
DRCRANKNWRENCH
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The AC might be it's own issue and need a refrigerant re-charge. That is about the only thing other than a temp probe sensor failure which is extremely rare.
The shaking at idle and stalling might be a vacuum leak. I say this because you describe the last stall happening when you took your foot off the brake which affects vacuum. Listen for vacuum leaks under the hood and get s piece of string to drag around areas near the intake to check for leaks.
If you don't find any, I suggest having the codes pulled and having the fuel pressure checked.
You can get the codes pulled for free at any Advance Auto or Auto Zone. It should not cost but about a half hour of labor to get your fuel pressure checked.
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 AT 7:29 PM
Tiny
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Thank you for your response! I just went out to do this but now the car wouldn't start. No turn over and the interior lights came on but very dim and my dash doesn't light up. My keyless entry wouldn't work either. Could this still be associated with the fuel intake or vacuum problem you mentioned?
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Sunday, July 12th, 2015 AT 9:14 AM
Tiny
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Hat sounds like the battery is low. You might be looking for a wiring problem. This gets a lot more involved as you will have to get a multi-meter and start looking for bad gorunds or shorts.
Let me know what size engine you have and I can give you the location of the ground points so you can check those.
In the mean time have the battery checked.
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Sunday, July 19th, 2015 AT 8:43 AM

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