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2001 v8 2wd tundra engine dies when shift into drive

Engine starts with no problems at the first turn of the key. But when I quickly shift into drive it starts to stutter really bad and/or just completely dies. What I have learned to do is turn the engine on then wait about 2 or 3 minutes and then shift into drive. Usually is it fine or it stutters slightly. Once the engine is running there seems to be no problem. Has anyone experienced this before? I would like to fix this problem before it really becomes more of a major issue.

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Check the actual ohm readings for tps sensor to manufacturer specs. Sounds like the tps sensor is out of range. Sometimes the o2 sensor gives a false reading to the ecm which causes the tps malfunction. Doubt seriously if it electrical short. Bad ground maybe.

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You may have an intermittent slow response on the rear O2 sensor, I'm not sure if you have a pre and post O2 sensor, off the top of my head, but I would get the system hooked up to a monitor to see if there is any pending codes (big change over from 1994 to 1995). Is it an OBDII system? As far as the stumbling, I have a 91 silverado with a 5.7L engine and it's had a very light stumble at idle since new, day one, and every sensor is on target, idle, 1000 rpm, 2000 rpms, 3000 rpms, and still has a slight stumble with all sensors within range. To this day it still has a slight stumble but it still runs great, Good luck, Gary

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