Q: 2001 Lincoln town car signature died when shifted into drive. Rides fine does not due while driving only when slowed to a stop or

asked by on

We were driving to work and all of the sudden at a red light the car does. Started right back up but when shifted into drive it died again. To finally get moving we have to start car shift to neutral give it a little gas and shift to drive while giving it has. In neutral and park car runs good sounds good but once you shift it just dies. Doesn't shutter just dies. We have spark plugs less then a year old, changed fuel filter still dying. Doesn't die when driving unless you come to a complete stop or when shifting into drive or reverse. When stopping at a light out in neutral when taking off give a little gas and shift takes off don't do this it will die.

My car has 222717 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The problem sounds like it is due to the transmission torque converter locked up causing the engine to be locked to transmission input shaft. This may due to the torque converter is seized or the overdrive solenoid is stuck open. You will need to have transmission pressures checked and see what is causing the problem.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 2001 Lincoln town car signature died when shifted into drive. Rides fine does not due while driving only when slowed to a stop or

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Axle dragging on ground.

There are several components to the rear axle assembly on your vehicle. The GS300 has a drive shaft, a CV axle, and a rear hub bearing assembly. I am guessing your issue is either with the CV axle or the...

Q: 2006 Ford Mustang has check engine light on

There are countless potential causes for your illuminated check engine light. The mechanic manually turned off the light, but it came back on because the problem has not been fixed. The first place to start is retrieval of the stored...

Q: My power steering pump keeps blowing the filter apart where is the pressure switch is located.

The power steering pump filter is needed to keep the fluid clean to prevent failure to the steering system. The filter is being blown from the pressure control valve is not working properly. I recommend replacing the pressure control valve...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.