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Our 1991 Plymouth Colt engine quits when you put it in gear. Starts and runs fine, was working great, suddenly, will die every time you move the automatic transmission selector to drive or reverse.

Fluid level in transmission is at cold level, air hoses appear to be okay, not cracked or disconnected. Has fuel injected 1.46 liter 4 cyl Mitsubushi, with automatic transaxle. Don't have troubleshooting chart for this car. Chilton's general trouble shooting for engine stalls says could be fuel delivery or fuel pump. Fuel gage reads 1/2 full. Engine runs and revs up okay but dies when engaged. Seems to snub it right off suddenly. Brakes are not locked. Had below zero weather for a few days now thawing. Give me a hint. Tim in Wisconsin. Details . Increase Your Chances of Getting a Solution by: Providing a Question Title Identifying Your Product Adding Details to Your Question . .. By entering the FixYa site you declare that you have read and agreed to its Terms. You may NOT copy or distribute the content that appears on this site without written permission from FixYa Ltd. © 2005-2011, FixYa, Ltd. or its affiliates Content by CityGrid; Data by InfoGroup; ֲ© 2012

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I don't know, but maybe the torque converter clutch has not released?

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Hello, I would assume this is your fuel pump inside your tank. I would first however do some basics like a general tuneup. For starters I would replace your spark plugs and wires, rotary cap and button and check your fuses. Run some injector cleaner through your system. You know quick simple cheap things before you get to the fuel pump inside the gas tank which can be kinda expensive. The warm up then dies can be caused by, "blownout or fouled," spark plugs. I hope this gives you a general direction in which to go. A sidenote is that coil packs do not normally run an igntion code and I for one do not like them becuase they are expensive.

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i need to know is it a 4 or 6 cilinder??

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have them replace the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor)

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