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Car kills if put into reverse or drive

My 1996 ford taurus runs great in park but as soon as you put it into reverse or drive it kills. it runs really good in the morning but in the afternoon it won't work. i have only had the car for 3 weeks and i have been barly able to drive it because of this problem. please help i have taken it to a machanic and they couldn't figure it out.

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  • jlinaman22 Apr 17, 2009

    snorklebobby- my car quits right away. yes it stalls in low gear two. sometimes. i even let it run for a little bit so that the car can warm up.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    Mine is a 1997 Ford Taurus.. And your story sounded very similar to what I've been going through.

    I replaced the battery and it still dies on me whenever I start the car. I had to restart and press the gas pedal all the way. It works for a while but somehow that made it worse. Finally it died on me while waiting for the stop light to turn green. It's at the Meineke right now.

    I'll let the experts figure it out.. and will tell you what's the solution.


  • gerry bissi May 11, 2010

    does it feel like it's runnning out of gas or does it quit right away?

    What if you put it in low gear? Does it stall then?



    Is the engine cold in the afternoon when it won't start?

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Replace the neutral safety switch

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