what will cause an engine to shut down when brakes are applied?

Asked by Nov 22, 2012 at 02:23 PM about the Dodge Ram

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I replaced the master brake cyl. and booster; assure my fuel level isn't low.
Come to a stop; shuts down and must be. started back up. Process of
driving along truck starts to accellerate

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When you slow down or come to a complete stop then the RPMs of the engine obviously go down but your RPMs may be running too low for the engine to stay running. Start the truck when it's parked and let it sit there running and watch the RPMs or listen to the engines RPMs if you don't have a tach. If it runs lower then normal when just parked or if you notice the RPMs flucuate up and down like the engine is reving by itself without touching the gas then that's the issue you need resolved.

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