Q: When I put it in reverse it is stalling

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When I put my car in reverse it stalls
My car has an automatic transmission.

If you car only stalls when you shift into reverse and not when you shift to any forward drive gear, then you may have an internal leak in the valve body and when you shift into reverse, the transmission is shifting to drive and reverse at the same time. You will need a transmission pressure test done by an experienced transmission mechanic to see if the valve body gasket or a valve is leaking.

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