Q: Engine stalling when in gear.

asked by on January 07, 2016

The engine shuts off when I put the car in gear, including reverse and drive. The car runs great when not in gear.

This is a transmission internal issue of trying to go into reverse and drive at the same time from a leaking valve body.

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