OK, so today, since I have put my winter tires back on, I wanted to test my braking with them. I was on a nice clear stretch of road, so I decided to just lay them on. The car was breaking quite nice (skidding nicely in the rain) but then all of a sudden, I noticed that my power braking and steering were gone, saw that the check engine and batter lights and all that crap were on, and then reliased that the car had shut off. I had to put it in neutral and start it so that I could finish braking (I needed it back to pump the brakes cause the stop sign was now coming up fast) and I saved it, didn't go thru the stop sign, but I don't know why it stalled. I have a 96, 1.9L no upgrades or nethin.... I was also wondering, does anyone else have to pump their brakes when they first start their car so that they work properly? I nearly rear ended my friend today, because my brakes didn't kit into full right away - had ot pump them 4 or 5 times before I got full braking. I just had brake work done recently, the brake fluid was topped up, and I don't believe that there is any leaking (although there is a slight leak developing under my car, but I never see it before it dries up). Any help would be great!