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Driving on cruise control. had to brake fast and the car just turned off. now it wont start but when i spray it with starting fluid it acts like it wants to start but then dies again. any ideas please help

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Try starting it with the transmission in neutral it sounds like the transmisson did not have a chance to disengauge the torque converter lockup switch before the stop locking the transmission and engine together, causing it to want to start but the transmission cannot turn

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