1999 Cadillac Escalade Car starts, but then dies when press

  • V8
  • 4WD
  • 190,000 MILES
Earlier today, I was driving down the freeway. After about 30 miles, I had to stop for a red light. At the light, when I started to slow and stop the car, the entire engine totally cuts off. When attempting to restart the car, it turns but cuts off again when I have to press the brake to change gears. Although, if I keep pressing the gas pedal, the car won't turn off. The engine wasn't smoking, the fluids were filled, gas was on half tank. The only thing funny was that there was a clanging noise, but I had thought it was the new plates that I had put on my bumper. Then when I did check it, i'm pretty sure it came from my muffler. I don't know what else to do on it.
Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 8:27 PM

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Have you been keeping up with tune ups? Try these, they are or lack of power, but a good place to start. And all that I have, you could donate for a pro to help. Engine lacks power. See one of the following: 1.) Incorrect ignition timing. 2) Fuel filter clogged and/of impurities in fuel 3) Faulty or incorrect gapped spark plugs. 4) Air filter dirty. 5) Spark timing control system not working properly. 6) Faulty ignition coil(s) 7) Brakes binding. 8) Auto Trans fluid not correct 9) faulty distributor cap or wires 10) EGR system not functioning properly. 11) Use of sub standard fuel. 12) Low or uneven cylinder compression pressures 13) Air vacuum leak at intake manifold or plenum
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Friday, January 16th, 2009 AT 8:37 PM

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