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accepted Why did my car stall when I used the foot brake?
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comment Why did my car stall when I used the foot brake?
I may edit the question to specify that heavy braking is probably too strong a term. It was occurring when I was braking coming up to traffic lights at around 30 mph, just a normal reasonable brake (not a light tap)
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comment Why did my car stall when I used the foot brake?
Would braking also consume some power for ECU and ABS?
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comment Why did my car stall when I used the foot brake?
I normally depress the clutch when I break. The problem has not returned since the battery was replaced so it's quite suspiciously related! Would an MOT and Service check catch something like a leaking brake booster or valve? The car passed today.
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comment Why did my car stall when I used the foot brake?
Thanks. I have edited the question to add some additional details regarding symptoms since. Is it possible that a fully working alternator may not provide enough power for the car if the battery is dead? Are you suggesting the extra draw on the power actually came from having to charge the battery heavily? Additionally, is it possible to check the output of the alternator with a fully charged battery?
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revised Why did my car stall when I used the foot brake?
Added clarification for why applying the brakes would use power
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