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Dave Nova, Buick Technician
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It started stalling while driving. It starts right back up

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It started stalling while driving. It starts right back up again. The temperature outside is very cold < 10 degrees
JA: Is the check engine light on? Does the car stall at idle or when driving?
Customer: The check engine light is on. The car stalls at idle and when driving at low speeds. I drove about 4 miles, it stalled six times. I drove back home and is sat for two hours and it did not stall once.
JA: What is the model of your '10 Buick?
Customer: 2004 Lesabre
JA: Are you fixing your LeSabre yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I replaced the battery, it needed replaced anyway.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I was wondering if it could be the alternator?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

Hi Im David, if it was the alternator the battery light would be on and you wouldnt be able to keep re starting it.

Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

you might want to pull of the IAC and EGR valve and clean them out with brake parts cleaner. they will have heavy carbon build up not allowing the air to pass trough as needed.

Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

just checking in to see how its going

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I ended up taking to a repair shop
Expert:  david craig replied 6 months ago.

and what did they find, if i may ask?