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It stalls only in drive the idel is good and it does stall in reverse

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Check the prnd indicater switch on the shift shaft on the transmission,it could cause this if it is defective.Also,if it has a lock up converter,it could be locked in,it has a four wire connector on the transmission,and you can unplug it,let the engine cool,so it will release,then try and drive the vehicle.

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