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Engine dies when placed into gear such as reverse or drive

Engine dies immediately when automatic transmission is placed into a motion gear. This problem was sporadic at first and seemed to correct itself. It seems the car has to be in motion in order to keep the engine running. The feeling is almost like releasing the clutch on a vehicle with a manual transmission to quickly and without enough engine RPM. When moving the feeling is like being in too high of a gear if one is going slow.

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  • 250teagan Jan 24, 2009

    Torque converter solenoid lockup was the problem. Thank you very much anyway.

  • Jose Macamo Aug 02, 2013

    Sorry My car is also having the same problem. I went to the mecanic and he was not able to identify why I would like to helo him to explain what can be done to solve can you please help me.

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Sounds like it may be in the timing i had a car that did that and had to change the timing chain and gears out on it

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