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98 Ford Taurus shuts off when shifted into gear.

The engine runs perfectly. As soon as the transmission is put into Drive or Reverse the engine shuts off. Changed the O2 sensors.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    does it resrt no problem?

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    While driving the engine will shut off.

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Its in the timing ...whenever you start it it sits and idles fine but when you go to put it in gear it dies...the timing needs to be repaired. its a guaranteed solution.

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

  • chris marcus
    chris marcus Sep 14, 2014

    the timing needs to be adjusted or does the distrubor needs replacing

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