1995 Dodge Stratus EGR?

  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • 79,000 MILES
My 1995 Dodge Stratus has been cutting off me off and on whenever I would come to a stop sign or stop light. Last week, it shut off at a red light and wouldn't start back up. I had to get it towed to my mechanics shop, where he replaced the EGR valve since he said that was the problem. I've had the car back for a few days now and it was driving fine until today where it cut off on me again at a stop sign, but started right back up. The check engine light has also been on for about 2 months and sometimes goes off and back on again while driving causing the car to jerk when the light comes back on. I'm completely frustrated at this point and need help trying to figure out what the problem is.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 7:43 PM

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Get your trusted mechanic to scan the computer for OBD1 code/s there's something in there other than the EGR that can caused the problem

On fuel injected engines, stalling can be caused by anything that upsets the air/fuel mixture. This includes vacuum leaks or unmetered air entering the intake manifold downstream of the airflow sensor, a faulty throttle position, MAP or oxygen sensor, dirty fuel injectors, or low fuel pressure to the injectors (weak fuel pump, faulty fuel pressure regulator or restricted fuel filter). Like older carbureted engines, a defective thermostat may be preventing the engine from warming up quickly or reaching normal operating temperature. Or, a defective coolant sensor may be telling the PCM the engine is colder (or warmer) than it really is. Any of these conditions can upset the fuel calibration of the engine and cause a problem.

Idle Speed Control Circuit

One of the most common causes of stalling on fuel injected engines is the idle air control (IAC) solenoid or idle speed control (ISC) motor. If the idle speed control device fails to provide the correct idle speed, the engine may die when you slow down or come to a stop. In many cases, the idle control solenoid or motor is gummed up with carbon and fuel varnish deposits. Cleaning the idle port in the throttle body, and the IAC or ISC valve with aerosol throttle cleaner can often solve the stalling problem. If the situation is not improved after cleaning, however, the IAC solenoid or ISC motor may have to be replaced. Check the connector to the device to make sure the connector is not loose or corroded.
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Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 8:51 PM

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