Car shuts off when I slow down

Asked by Jul 26, 2012 at 02:13 AM about the 1999 Chrysler Sebring 2 Dr JX Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1999 Chrysler Sebring Convertible, 2.5 6 Cylinder engine. When I get to a light and slow down or brake
completely the car shuts off, It comes back on just fine but it's a terrible nuisance. What could be the problem?

3 Answers


When was the last time you replace the spark plugs, cleaned the throttle body and changed your filters? Is your CEL on?

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First part of the problem is that it uses a Mitsubishi engine, a.k.a., import garbage. Second, I suggest cleaning your throttle body blade. Lastly, I'd wager it's a leak in one of the rubber hoses that runs off the valve cover or intake. That, or your Idle Air Control Valve, if the vehicle is equipped with one.

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