Q: Car shuts off when going into drive

asked by on

The blazer will start fine but when going into drive it shuts off and starts back up okay. It doesn't do it all the time just once and a while. Also when stopped at a red light the car starts shaking like it wants to shut off until you give it a little gas. The problem doesn't seem to happen while in park and it doesn't throw on the check engine light so I can't check codes. Any ideas?

My car has 95000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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. Car shuts off when going into drive

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: Still overheating after replace radiator

Certain engine faults, such as a leaking head gasket(s) or poor engine running condition can cause overheating. If bubbles are coming up in the coolant, you should test for exhaust in the coolant. If present, that would suggest either a...

Q: Q: Car not going into gear

Hello. The two things that I would first recommend evaluating in relation to your concern are the brakes and the transmission pressure control solenoid. The brakes may be locked in a position that will not allow the car to move....

Q: Vibration, but only at highway speeds.

Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. I usually start by checking the tire balance. If the balance is off, then this will occur. If the balance is fine, then I check the engine mounts and the...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...