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Old 08-19-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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Question Car Problem.. need help

I drive a 1987 Chevy Celebrity.. has only 43,000 miles..

my problem is every time i come to a complete stop it stalls.. Now ive tested 2 things.. ive come to a complete stall in drive and the car stalled almost immediatly every time.. I also tried putting the car into neutral right before the car came to a stop; it did NOT stall..

The car will also stumble from a stop to a go time to time..

Im not sure what is wrong or where to even begin.. any suggestions?
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
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Does it sputter while idling?
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Old 08-19-2005, 03:34 AM   #3
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it only sputters when coming to a stop in drive then almost instantly after sputtering quickly it stalls.. however.. i can start the car right away with no problems and it idles just fine.. even in drive.. its only after being in motion and coming to a halt that it stalls..
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Old 08-19-2005, 12:07 PM   #4
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I drive a 1987 Chevy Celebrity.. has only 43,000 miles..

my problem is every time i come to a complete stop it stalls.. Now ive tested 2 things.. ive come to a complete stall in drive and the car stalled almost immediatly every time.. I also tried putting the car into neutral right before the car came to a stop; it did NOT stall..

The car will also stumble from a stop to a go time to time..

Im not sure what is wrong or where to even begin.. any suggestions?

sounds to me like you have a bad lockup solenoid. there is a square connector on the front of your transmission for the lockup solenoid. unplug it and take it for a drive. if it doesn't stall now, that is your problem. if you do a search on this forum, i know this has been covered before...
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:12 PM   #5
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what and where is the solenoid?
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:48 PM   #6
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what and where is the solenoid?

the solenoid locks up the torque converter like a clutch when the computer decides it needs to. looks like the solenoid is making that decision for the computer, as they are prone to do on that particular tranny. the solenoid itself is under the side cover of the trans. it's a lot of fun to change <---- sarcasm
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Old 08-19-2005, 11:51 PM   #7
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We had the smae problem with the 1991 Cadillac DeVille my dad just bought....it didnt have enough gas in it, although the gauge read at 5 gallons
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Old 08-20-2005, 01:17 AM   #8
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Check your fuel filter. Check injectors, IAC, idleup VSV, TPS, etc
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