Car dies when brakes applied
I have a 2002 dodge neon. The car is stick shift. When I apply brakes when the car is at idle the car dies... the only way I can turn the car on is if I have it in neautral and just use the clutch pedal, if I go to turn the car on while I'm holding down the clutch and the brake pedal together the car will just keep cranking and will not fire up.. I tried to check to see if it's a brake booster vacuum hose leak with spraying carb cleaner around booster, check valve and vacuum hose but I get nothing..I also can't check the pressure on the brake pedal because the car dies and then it gets stiff at some time.. is there a possibility that my alternator is no good that when I apply my brakes it has no juice to keep the motor running?. When the car is on, even by tapping the brakes to get the brake lights to come on the car will hesitate and then stall. I'm not pushing down on the brakes At this point just resting my foot on the brake pedal to engage my brake lights.... can a idle air control valve be a problem? Any help is appreciated.