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Stalls when put into gear

1993 Ford Aerostar starts fine, idles fine. Put it into gear, and it stalls out. When engine is cold, it will run in gear for about 45 seconds. Installed new MAF, new fuel filter, filled transmission fluid, checked for leakes in vacuum hoses. Could it be anything other than a torque converter?

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    tryed everthing from both cat. converter to tune up still same prblem bogs when put in gear idles fine

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    its an automatic transmission with 4.0 engine had a check engine light on and replaced the egr sensor which solved the engine light but then the stalling when putting in park started runs fine other wise

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    wondering if where it sat all winter if the fuel filter should be replaced or fuel pump has gone it idle nice just as you put it in gear to go it wants to stall and has seems like it is starving for gas

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Its possible it could be other things causing the problem, but seeing as you've checked most of the likely causes, it is most likely your Torque-Converter. The lockup clutch in your Stator-Fan located inside the Torque-Converter could be siezed, causing the car to stall.

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8. On 1986 models, stalling during idle or deceleration may be caused by sludge in the throttlebody. (2.3 litre engine)
9. On 1986 & 1987 models with a 2.3 litre engine,hesitation or stalling during acceleration may be caused by carbon build-up on the intake valves.....I hope this helps!! Adios

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