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2008 Dodge Charger Base 4dr Sedan RWD

2008 Dodge Charger
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Rear Wheel Drive, 4dr Sdn, Large
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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December 4, 2013, 2:36 pm

Curtis B
 

Question: My car cuts off when I come to a sudden stop or press on my brakes hard.

When i am driving and have to suddenly stop of press on my brakes to stop suddenly, my vehicle cuts off.


December 18, 2013, 3:58 pm

Elizabeth K
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Is it only when you step on the brakes? What if you just take it out of gear? What you are describing is usually a symptom of a low idle, and the cause is often the IAC (idle air control) valve needs to be cleaned. But if it's only when you step on the brakes, you may have a vacuum leak in the brake booster line, or the brake booster may have a small leak.


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