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Engine shuts down when put into gear.

My 2003 Lincoln Towncar stalled and shut off last week on my way to work. I restarted it, and it runs fine, idles fine, but when I put it into gear, the engine shuts off. Restarts ok, but shuts down when put into drive. I have taken it to 3 repair shops and no one can determine the problem. Two of them said it's the transmission and the third doesn't think it's the trans., but thinks it's some kine of sensor malfunction, but can't figure out which one. He has had my car for 3 days now, and is still baffled. FYI, when I picked it up from the first dealer they pushed it out of the bay, and while they were pushing, I put it into drive to see what would happen, and it pulled find and ran fine for about a minute, then the engine shut down again. HELP.

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My 95 lincoln towncar had same problem, nobody could figure it out. turned out to be the crankshaft sensor, not expensive(19.00) but had to drop the ac compressor to change it

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My 04 lincoln ls v8 has the same problem i have taken it to the dealer and they cant even figure out whats wrong with it did they end up finding the problem with your lincoln?

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Sounds as if the torque converter clutch is locked up or has an electrical short inside the transmission pan, or a chafed wire.

Posted on Aug 08, 2009

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