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Why does my car die when i put it into drive or reverse?

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Could be as simple as a much needed tune up. Fouled spark plugs and dirty oil/fuel and air filters make an engine strain harder to simply start and idle properly. If you have tuned up the car, then your idle could be set too low. This could be caused by a faulty sensor giving improper info to the computer, or there could be an issue with your timing being set to low. with your vehicle being a 1993, these settings may be manually adjusted or completely computer controlled. If the latter is the case, see if your check engine or service engine light is on or coming on and off from time to time.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: 1990 Pontiac 6000 2.5 after driving, car stalls when put in gear.

You need to replace the TCC solenoid under the side cover pan of the transmission. You can also unplug the wires that go to the transmission in the front. After that it will not go into overdrive but it will stay running at stop lights untill you have it repaired.

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SOURCE: 1997 Cavilar motors dies hen

torque converter sensor. It is in the trans top front corner. From the outside looks like a square plug

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SOURCE: transmission slipping,dies in drive

Hi there.Hope this can help.On the top of the transmission there's a black electrical plug that the shift linkage goes in..It sounds like the range sensor is out of adjustment..If you try going from reverse to like first or second does it still stall.You may have to get it adjusted.Does the selector in the car where it say P R N D 2 1 Line up with its indicator.

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SOURCE: idles fine then dies when put in drive or reverse

You may have a problem with idle speed control motor or ETC as GM calles it. here is a photo and a price from rockauto.com.
STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # SA4 moreinfo.gif
Motor Assembly sa4_full.jpg $110.99

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: The car dies when put in drive or reverse

id be looking for an IAC fault (idle air control) try it with the AC on does the engine rpm rise when you do this? if not IAC fault or vacuum leak

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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