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i got 1991 samurai has 1.3 with fuel injection. just started doing this today when ever i step on the brakes the engine dies. it will idle high when first start it then it idles iraticaly till it warms up then it idles fine with the ebrake on but if i step on the brake pedel the engine dies and wont start till i let of the brake pedel. did a search and came up with nothing any info would help thanks.
 

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Maybe a vacuum leak at the booster. Try plugging the vac line to the brake booster and see what happens.
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Check you grounds,,,,,,All kinds of stupid shit like that happens due to bad bat, to frame, frame ,to body, body to block,block to bat,bat to body,,,,,,,etc :rasta:
 

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redneck5150 said:
i got 1991 samurai has 1.3 with fuel injection. just started doing this today when ever i step on the brakes the engine dies. it will idle high when first start it then it idles iraticaly till it warms up then it idles fine with the ebrake on but if i step on the brake pedel the engine dies and wont start till i let of the brake pedel. did a search and came up with nothing any info would help thanks.
A brake booster works off engine vaccum to "assist" or "boost" the braking power. If the vacuum system leaks, it can/will let a LOT of unmetered air into the engine, causing a stall.

Remove the vacuum boost line on the intake manifold (follow it from the brake booster) and plug it with a rubber cap. If you can brake without the engine stalling, you've got an air leak somewhere in the power brake system.
WARNING, you will NOT have power brakes, take it easy, do this in a parking lot or somewhere SAFE.

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it also dies if i turn on the tail lights. but no other electrical load will make it die only the load from the brake lights and tail lights.
 

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my buddy had a problem sorta like that last summer with his mustang. It turned out that a wire that went to the distributor was grounding itself out on the pedal. I'd check through all the electrical stuff in that area first.
 
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