my 96 nissan maxima turns off wen i get to a stop sign or slow down and theres a check engine light on

Asked by Aug 21, 2012 at 09:41 PM about the 1996 Nissan Maxima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i hold the gas peddle down and then it starts

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If the "check engine" light comes on after the engine stalls, ignore it. That's normal. If it's on when the engine is running, pull the trouble code using a scan tool. Some auto parts stores will do that for free. In the mean time your symptoms sound like a sticking IAC (idle air control) valve. This valve regulates airflow to maintain the proper idle speed. HTH. -Jim

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