car shuts off when i brake

Asked by Oct 13, 2014 at 09:33 PM about the 2001 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My ford focus completely shuts off sometimes when I brake usually when i brake faster/harder. Then I can't start it back up for a bit or it will start but when i put it in drive it shuts off again.  What could cause this?

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CEL on? Clean the throttle body and IAC of carbon, How are your spark plugs? Replace the fuel and air filters recently? Clean the MAF?

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