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Engine stalls when put into gear, idle fines in park

Was running fine, and died when came to a stop, can start, but it dies as soon as it is put in gear..

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  • rizdizzler Apr 19, 2009

    Coming to a stop some strange clicking noise was coming from the transmission. I put the car into neatral as I slowed to the stop sign. As soon as I put the car back into drive it would stall. Idling in park or neutral the car runs fine, but putting it into gear makes it stall. After letting the car sit in a nearby parking lot for two days, that problem miraculously seemed to solve itself... Would really like to know the root of the cause though.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My 1997 and runs good but stalls and dies when u put in gear how do I fix this

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    replaced MAP. & MAF. sensors

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This is a comon problem with GM cars.Most likely cause is the torqe converter clutch lock up solenoid.

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