My Ford will go in reverse but shuts off and won't go if ...


My Ford will go in reverse but shuts off and won't go if I put it in drive. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford? 2001 Ford F 150 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? Wh...

My Ford will go in reverse but shuts off and won't go if I put it in drive. Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Ford? 2001 Ford F 150 Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far? No. Nothing yet. Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? No. That's it

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I runs fine in Park, neutral, and reverseMy sister said her Ford did the same thing but it was just some type of sensor and not her [transmission](/topics-transmission-ford/)Are you there??
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This could be a few things but I would take a scan tool and monitor the torque converter lockup and make sure it isn't locked when you put it in gear. This would kill the [engine](/topics-engine-ford/). Also I would monitor the crank signal and make sure it isn't dropping out. That is where I would start.

Ok. Is there anything else it could be??
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This could be a few things but I would take a scan tool and monitor the torque converter lockup and make sure it isn't locked when you put it in gear. This would kill the engine. Also I would monitor the crank signal and make sure it isn't dropping out. That is where I would start.
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Monitoring what I mentioned will help you diagnose it. Could be the crank sensor.

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