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I have a 2004 freestar that will not go in reverse unless i rev the engine and put it in reverse real fast. Also I put it in drive and go. when I stop it cuts off.

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Sounds like transmission sleeping sickness, Ford had that problem with some of it's explorers not wanting to go into reverse when cold, Try to find a shop that uses a machine to flush the transmission instead of a filter change, we use BG products and equipment at our shop with great results.

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What would cause my Dodge ram to stall when put in reverse and sometime just letting off the gas, or coming to a stop?


wow no year stated, nor engine size, you make this very hard.
stalls are complex.
how to cold engine? we cant guess that.
my wild guess. on why is here.
you need to watch engine RPM.
if rpm/s go too low below 800. say down to 500 that is a clue.
big clue. (means lack of engine power, or ISC is stuck closed or EGR main valve stuck open)
The ECU does every thing it can (ISC) to prevent stalls.
in fact as you select Drive or Reverse from park, the ECU adds throttle. (via is buddy ISC) the ISC adds air. and RPM rises.
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Rev. stall.
that means the ISC failed to add power
and on some engines, (MAF based) a vacuum leak will do that.
so will EGR stuck open (some engines have it ,others not)
what was RPM before you shift to reverse and did you
try to save it with a fast right foot.
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but first post the engine, ok.

we cant fix engine, with engine not stated, its not going to happen.
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