Driving in the city today, my 89 Corolla stalled twice, in short order. The whole story:
When I started the car, it turned over, but took a long time to catch. The first several blocks I drove, there were no problems. After I had to stop at a light, it started in 1st gear fine, but when I went to shift to second (I drive a standard transmission), something in the drive train felt like it got "caught" for a few seconds. It sort of felt like the brakes were applied, and then released. There was no noise or grinding sensation. This happened twice, after two straight red lights.
The next red light I came to was on an incline, and the car stalled when I tried to start moving. In restarting, it again turned over easily, but took a while to catch. The next light was at a decline, and the car did the same thing. After I restarted it again, I turned around and drove home, making sure to give it plenty of gas coming out of stoplights and shifts, and I didn't have any problems. Transmission and clutch fluid levels check out fine.
Does anyone have any ideas what the issue could be?