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Anyone ever have this problem? Cant drive at night, because as soon as I turn the headlights on the car will begin to stall. If I give it gas/keep the rpm's up it will stay running. Any Ideas??
 

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At idle lights off, voltage is roughly 13.15

Idling with lights on voltage 12.75

When I put it in gear the car dies when the lights are turned on

Transmission ground??

Thanks!
 

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Vacuum?

How does the car run otherwise?
Nice and smooth?
What is warm curb idle RPM / vacuum readings?
Idle RPM in gear / vacuum readings?

Sometimes the additional load of the alternator is the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back" ...
 

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It has it's moments where it runs really well. Lately, it will occasionally want to stall in gear sitting at a stop light. Turning the headlights on will kill it immediately. Unfortunately, I no longer have a lot of the tools need to check vacuum and compression etc, so I'm just trying it by process of elimination.

At idle in Park, it usually runs great.

I replaced a couple vacuum lines and clamps, as well as the spark plugs and that seemed to help a bit. I am trying to borrow a few tools now to check some other suggestions, but am limited on funds and definitely cant afford a trip to a mechanic.

I really appreciate your response and input
 
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