I am already seeing some great feedback here. If you decide to work with a dealership towards diagnosing this, please let me know!My 2005 cobalt ls wants to stall every time I stop!! Lights flicker also when I stop...changed spark plugs & air filter. Please help!!! I've had nothing but problems with this car since I bought it brand new :'(
As long as you didn't have the code manually cleared, it should still be stored. Basically, if it is a misfire, it misfires so many time in aIm dealing with a similar issue. Stalling when coming to a stop/rough idling as well as occasionally having the whole engine seem to "hiccup" while Im stopped, causing it to shake for a second or two.
I get a CEL from time to time, but it never stays long enough for me to get somewhere to have it scanned so I still dont know what its for.
I changed my oil, cleaned my air filter, cleaned my throttle body, seafoamed in the oil/gas/vacuum line and then replaced my spark plugs with ac delcos. Its only been a day, but it seems like it didnt fix the issue. Ill have to see if I can get the code long enough to see if its for a misfire.
So did this solve your stalling problem?i cleaned the throttle body by taking it off after repositioning the flap its running great.
Ugh. Seems like this is a more common problem than what I originally thought. I SO feel for you Crucial. Unfortunately, like I stated earlier, what might work for you might not for me. I saw someone on here when this first started on my car who just cleaned his throttle body and was able to correct it. I replaced my entire throttle body (after cleaning it, of course) and it didn't do a thing.I'm so glad I found this topic. I was just about to start one with the same issue. Car runs fine, but everytime I stop at a red light it starts to wanna die/stall on me. RPM meter will dip below 500 for a split second and you can hear the engine wanna crap out as it happens. Lights on my dash and headlights will dim and go back to normal on and on as this is happening as well. The other day the car literally stalled completely twice on me from this. Had the check engine light once but it didn't stay on long enough for me to scan what was wrong with it at my dads work (literally like, 4 hours later the light wasn't on anymore). At least now by reading this thread I've got a few ideas for what to troubleshoot. Thanks.