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Engine stalls when transmission is shifted into gear

Truck has been shifting with difficulty recently. Cleaned transmission shifter cable and that seemed to help. Now truck starta and idles fine, but when R or D are engaged, the engine shuts down.

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SOURCE: 2006 Corolla: Check engine light is on - gears shift is not smooth

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Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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SOURCE: 1996 Camry 100 km stalling

This sounds like a common Camry problem. After driving my vehicle for about 20 minutes in highway traffic, the vehicle has difficulty idling when I slow down behind another car or turn a corner. This quickly deteriorates and then the car actually stalls when I slow right down or
Then usually the car starts again right away, but when I slow down again, stalls. Then when I start it up again, usually in traffic, I can’t get the shift into Drive. If I allow it to sit engine off for 3 – 5 minutes, it starts again, the shift can slide into shift, and the car goess off again, like nothing happened.

Posted on Oct 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Toyota 02 is stalling, won't idle

Check the voltage of battery with voltmeter.. It is sometimes possible that if voltage of battery drops and jump start is needed, your computer will only charge to the last voltage that was recognized which would be when jumped...Try and charge the battery if possible I would actually suggest that you have your battery tested at local auto parts store and if it is presumed in good condition ,let them charge for you to max capacity . If battery has been tested and labeled as no good replace if necessary... Oh, and first thing you should do is make sure your positive and negative battery connections are clean and tight...if this didnt fix problem please give more info on what was found when advice above was followed...Good Luck!!!!

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SOURCE: 1986 Toyota 4x4 Manual transmission

May be a bad rear end, Gear in rear may be broken check rear. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: car stalls after shifting into drive

ya need to have the code pulled,but sounds like a bad throttle position sensor

Posted on Mar 16, 2009

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