Q: Car stalling when put into gear.

asked by on January 08, 2016

Car stalls when placed into reverse or drive.

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It sounds to me like the engine might have drivability problems and the load from the transmission is overcoming the engine power at idle. Have a certified mechanic who is familiar with older carbureted engines inspect the timing and check the primary and secondary ignition components; points, condenser, distributor cap and rotor, spark plugs and wires.

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