DIES AT STOPS.

  • Tiny
  • holmgirl
  • Chevrolet Cavalier

My '94 Cavalier is an auto and runs fine while driving cold. Once it heats up, when I come to stop it's still running fine, but when I take my foot of the brake and push on the gas it jerks like when you let the clutch out too fast and dies. If I let it sit and cool down it will drive fine again, until it warms up again. What would do this?

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 AT 5:34 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jack42
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Need to take care of basics first. Has it been tuned up lately? Is the check engine light on? Does it run rough at any other time?

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Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 AT 7:58 AM
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  • holmgirl
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It only has issues when the engine heats up and then come to a stop. It idles fine while stopped, but when I push on the gas it jerks back and forth and dies, like a clutch transmission. The check engine light comes on after it dies, and it hasn't been tuned up for about 5,000 miles.

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Friday, August 17th, 2007 AT 10:10 AM
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  • Jack42
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Check engine light on when it is running?

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Friday, August 17th, 2007 AT 2:52 PM
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  • holmgirl
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No it isn't on while running

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Friday, August 17th, 2007 AT 3:47 PM
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  • Jack42
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It might need to go on a scanner to watch a few of the sensors work to see if something is going out of range when it heats up. Have the fuel pressure checked.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2007 AT 7:27 AM

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