02 Pontiac Montana stalls when put in drive Also in 2ND Runs fine in reverse and low?
I have same problem.
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A few more questions before I can give you a better answer - a. does your car have fuel injection or a carburetor? (If you aren't sure: do you have to warm it up and or pump the gas to start it? If so, it's got a carburetor.) b. Under what conditions do you have the problem? (Walk me thru a typical …example - i.e. car cold/hot ... do you have trouble starting or restarting ... so forth) c. if your car is carburated, it might be out of adjustment or dirty. If it's fuel injected, it may be as simple as dirty injectors or a small sensor bad/disconnected. You may need an engine diagnostic check. ( Full Answer )
Why does the Pontiac Gran Am stall when put in drive but keeps running roughly and backfires from the exhaust while in park?
Answer . i sound's like the problem might b your air/fuel mixture is not operatting properly or the timing belt or chain might have jumper/ stretched, also there might be water in the tank..
What kind of engine and transmission? Could be a faulty Idle Air Control if injected or a need for idle speed adjustment for a carburated engine. If the transmission has a locking torque converter, it may be stuck in locked mode instead of waiting for the proper high gear and speed conditions.
1991 Chevy lumina you am driving down the road the car is running fine and then of all the sudden the motor starts to sputter and stall on you it will them crank back up put it into gear then it stall?
Answer . \nLook for a missing or broken rubber vacuum cap on the front side of the air intake. There is a vacuum port that can cause a vacuum leak while the engine is running, if it is uncovered. It will appear to run fine for about 15 minutes from a cold start and then suddenly start to stall an…d run rough. It will be OK again when it cools down and then it starts all over again. It has to do with when the fuel system goes from an open loop operation into a closed loop routine. The fuel system will misread certain sensors because of the vacuum leak. Look for ANY significant vacuum leak, but the one described is the most common. ( Full Answer )
Answer . \nIf your vehicle is a rear-wheel drive, u-joints on either end of driveline may need replacing.
How do you keep your 1987 Chrysler Lebaron from stalling when you put it in reverse or idle It just kills at red lights Also digital dash is dead and battery drains because fan always running?
I can only answer part of this question.The fan does run continuously when you use it. I had the same problem.You just have to make sure you slide the lever all the way off every time and make sure it is off when you leave the vehicle. I had my dash replaced because everything went dead.The dash rep…lacement came from Georgia. ( Full Answer )
Why would an engine seem to almost stall when put in reverse but idle fine in park engine is 94 351 windsor?
Answer . Why would it stall or almost stall in Reverse but not in Drive? How long since it's received a tune-up and thorough check-up? How is the compression?
Check your transmission fluid level. Pull into a gas station or someplace very flat and put the car in park, and with the engine running pull the transmission dipstick, wipe it clean, insert it into the tube and pull again. The level should be on the dipstick in the band between L and H. You are …probably low on fluid, you fill the transmission through the dipstick tube so make sure you get a funnel that will go into the tube from your parts store and DO NOT OVERFILL THE TRANSMISSION as this will cause seal damage and leakage. ( Full Answer )
Why would a 1986 Honda Prelude ET engine idle rough and stall when put in reverse or drive if the vacuum hoses are fine you have new leads and points are electronic?
Answer . Run a compression check and see if you have a dead cylinder.. Answer . \nyou should check you timing. Answer . Check the firing order.
Answer . With mine the spark plug tube gasket broke and one of the spark plug tubes was flooded with oil.. Also try changing the sparkplugs.. Answer . With mine the spark plug tube gasket broke and one of the spark plug tubes was flooded with oil.. Also try changing the sparkplugs.. Answ…er . With mine the spark plug tube gasket broke and one of the spark plug tubes was flooded with oil.. Also try changing the sparkplugs. ( Full Answer )
More to the Question Just a bit more information to my question above. The car was only working on two cylinders or pistons. That has been repaired and the car now works good.When I put the car into drive or reverse I have to keep my foot on the accelerator and on the brake. Once the car has taken …of and I get to an intersection its fine there is no problem its just after the car is switched on and the initial take of be it in reverse or in drive that's the problem. Can anyone shed some light on it please? ( Full Answer )
Answer . Check the computer codes to see if there are any stored codes. It could be something as simple as a fuel filter or oxygen sensor or possibly a MAP sensor, EGR valve or possibly even burned valves.
1998 dodge ram van it starts fine but when you put it in drive or reverse and start to drive it stalls out now you had just replace the plugs and air filter what would be wrong with it?
Answer . \nMy 96 Van was doing the exact same thing. I had the van in to do some work prior to setting it up to tow a trailer when it was discovered the engine mounts and transmission mounts were nearly tore apart. The engine was just resting on them. I never gave it any thought until a few days… after they were replaced that it stopped stalling when I put it in gear. Hope it helps. ( Full Answer )
Answer . sounds like flooding\n. \n. \nCould be the Crank Position Sensor, especially if it won't restart for an unpredictable period of time.
Why would car sometimes run and idle fine but sometimes stall while idling with clutch in. low oil light also randomly comes on when shifting?
Answer . \nMy car does the same thing, except for the low oil... from time to time when I come to a stop I'll push in the clutch and it will randomly stall... I think its b/c my idle is not set high enough, but there could be a different reason...
What causes a 1993 Grand Am with a 3point3 to stall when you come to a stop but you can put it in park and it starts right up and runs fine until you put it in drive again?
Answer . \ni'm answering my own question here,but i found the answer right here on FAQ. If this exact thing happens to you it's the torque converter clutch selonoid or tcc selonoid. On a 3t40 transmission it can be changed with the tranny still in the car,but with a 4t60 tranny, it has to be rem…oved. All cars from 1995 and older have 3t40,all newer have the 4t60.Although the 95 models can have either one or the other. Take the drivers side wheel off and the switch is just behind the side pan on the bottom off valve body. Get the selonoid and side pan gasket (about 110 bucks)first and you will see it.Take your time,it can be done. ( Full Answer )
Why does the Car stalls out when slowing down or stopping but when it is first started it runs fine until it is put into drive?
check the brake booster vacumme hose,its the hose than runs from the intake to the brake booster. if its leaking air the car stall when you hit the brakes or has no power
What would cause a 1995 Pontiac Transport Van to stall sitting at a light or stop also putting it in gear or backing up?
Answer . First thing i would check would be the oil pressure sender. it is right above the oil filter just to the right.. I am about to replace mine today because of the same problem you are having. It is inexpensive to buy i think like 25 dollars at the most..
Why would a 1995 Pontiac Sunfire stall when coming to a stop from highway driving but not on regular street driving restarts fine?
there is a part on the transmission called the torque convertor solenoid ..intown driving your car is not moving very fast,out of town or freeway driving your creating alot of heat ,the torque convertor solenoid is going out ,soon it will stall intown also as it gets worse.you can have it replaced o…r you can unplug it and your car will run fine ..the purpose of the solenoid is to downshift your automatic transmission when coming to a stop ..you can try this to be sure it is this part..shift car to neutral as you come to stop if car does not stall then that's your problem.if it does then it is most likely something in your throttle body ,idle control solenoid etc., ( Full Answer )
95 Pontiac grand am was running fine then started slipping it has 110000 miles and had a fluid change about 1500 miles ago It has a Quad 4 engine can start in low gear then shift to drive level OK?
Answer . \nI think your trans has one, not sure though. Look and see if your trans has a torque converter control solenoid. If it does it could be bad or it could be bad clutches in your trans.
Why does 92 celica idles fine half the time but other times the rpm fluxutes and then engine stall Car also runs sluggish Fuel filter aready changed Stalls a lot when cars in drive but not moving?
I had the same problem with my 95 celica gt convertible. Turns out, the idle air control valve goes out on these things and you have to replace it or you just wont have any power...i.e. it stalls. The part costs $250, but you can find it online for $90.
Answer . If the engine is running smoothly befor this, then read on... This is a very common problem. You have a faulty TCC solenoid. I have replaced this sensor with very simple tools (a 10 mm socket, a rachet, a gasket scraper, a T15 or T20 Torx driver, and replacement parts). It took me abou…t 1 hour to complete having never done this job befor. The following link will tell you how to replace the sensor if you have a 125C tranny (3 speed). Althou the car pictured is a fiero, the same procedure applies.. http://www.kichline.com/chuck/fiero/TCC.htm. Good luck!! ( Full Answer )
Why would a 1993 Barretta run fine when first started but later stall when stopped and restart in park but stall again when put in gear?
Answer . This is usually caused by a faulty (sticking) VCC (also called TCC) lockup solenoid. This is also called a torque converter solenoid or a lockup solenoid. To verify, unplug the four-wire connector facing forward at the top driver's side of the transaxle and find that it doesn't stall, b…ut fuel economy is now very bad. Reconnect the connector at time of repair or before long highway trip. Get an OE replacement solenoid and some trans fluid (Dexron). A new side cover gasket will also be needed. It takes about 30 minutes to replace the solenoid. If an OE solenoid is unavailable, an aftermarket (semi-universal) part may be used and it may be necessary to cut or grind this replacement part to fit your car. ( Full Answer )
My 1999 Pontiac Montana would seem to "skip a beat" while driving. It then started stalling and restarting, all while driving at highway speeds. My mechanic found that an electrical cable that carried an engine sensor signal was leaning against a hot part of the engine. The cable insulation had melt…ed or worn through, causing intermittent shorts. The shorts confused the engine computer, which then stalled the engine. He simply rerouted the cable and all was fine after that. ( Full Answer )
assuming you have an automatic transmission, the most probable cause of your shifting issue is a faulty valve body. The valve body houses the control solenoids for shifting. The valve body also directs fluid to its correct location when needed. there are some instances when replacement of the soleno…ids can cure the issue. If you have access to a OBD II scan tool. check for stored codes for faulty solenoids. The Saturn dealer sells a valve body package complete with instructions on how to replace the unit for around $700 ( Full Answer )
1998 Polaris Explorer It runs fine but when you put it in reverse it acts like it is going to stall out and does not seem to engage Why is this happening?
This is a safety feature that polaris has on all their vehicles. It is to ensure that you will not achieve high speed in reverse as it is very dangerous. You must find the "reverse override" button. While you are in reverse, hold down the button and you will be able to go full blast in reverse and e…ngine will run normal in reverse. ( Full Answer )
One thing that would cause your 1999 Pontiac Montana to stall atidle is the idle being set too low. You should raise it to see ifthat fixes the problem.
When you put on a performance intake on a 96 eclipse it stalls and die and wont start but when you put stock intake back on it runs fine why?
Your vehicle's MAF sensor has to be a part of the intake system. If it isn't in place, your car's computer can't determine the proper amount of fuel to deliver to the motor, making it either run bad or not at all. If it is in place with the intake, then your car just doesn't like it. You could try d…isconnecting the negative battery terminal for 2-3 minutes to reset the computer so it can learn everything from scratch. This tends to work well. ( Full Answer )
Why does my 92 Cavalier with auto transmission run in park but when placed in drive or reverse it stalls It has to start in neuteral then shifted in to drive or reverse so it can run without stalling?
You have to unplug the electronic speedometer sensor located on the top rear of the transmission. It can be reached from above but its easiest to find with a lift. I have a 1990 cavalier and it has the same issue. I think its a problem with the sensor module that the speedo reader plugs into.
If it is a standard transmission, you would need to slowly let out the clutch while backing up.
This is most likely the sign of a faulty timing belt. There couldalso be an obstruction in the drive line. This could also be asymptom of overheating.
Possibly, an air intake issue... Check your air system, mainly the hose/pipe coming from your airflow meter for cracks etc, when moving from park to drive, the jolt can be enough to largen a crack and cause air to be sucked through and bypass the flow meter, stalling the engine... this may be worsen…ed if you have a faulty engine mount... Hope this helps! ( Full Answer )
I had the same problem with my 1992 grand am after it got warmed up. Once it cooled down it would go just fine. I determined that the torque converter lockup solenoid was bad and would not disengage once the transmission got hot. It will seem like you are dropping the clutch when you put it in gear,… because the trans is locked in gear. ( Full Answer )
Possible failed torque converter, it will be worth the money to have someone look at it who is good with transmissions.
1999 Olds Intrigue stalls when at idle sometimes. rpm jumps or stalls when I put it in reverse Runs great when my foot is on the gas over 1000 RPM. What is going on here?
I have a 1998 olds Intrigue and mine started doing that it was the crank shaft position sensor
Why does my '99 Oldsmobile Intrigue run great while driving foot on gas but sometimes stall due to rough idle when stopped at low idle or when I put it in reverse?
One common cause is a leaking fuel pressure regulator. When they leak, raw fuel gets into its vacuum line and causes a rich condition which can cause the car to stall, and also give a hard starting condition. - TechJK.
What would cause a vehicle to not move when put into drive or reverse but the engine is still running?
hey m8 check your trans fluid as i had the same problem there was no trans fluid filled it up and away it went
\nyes, get it rebuilt and buy new mufflers.\n. \nyou may want get a new intake, and probably up the gear ratio.\n. \nmaybe something around 4.10 should do it.\n. \nyour welcome.\n. \nps - port and polish your heads just in case. better safe than sorry.
Why would my car idle fine in park but when you put it in drive or reverse it runs rough. It also runs rough when driving. Only is fine while in park.?
on newer cars with fuel injection if fuel pump sterts getting weak it could cause that happened to me
92 Pontiac transport after drivng for 45 minutes it stalls out but will start right up but cant put in drive it will stall out then after it cools it will drive again?
Sounds like gas filter getting plugged with rust or something. Then after being down for while the rust falls off filter and starts until gas pressure plugs the filter again with dirt or rust or whatever.
Mine did this and I found out it was the timing belt that needed to be changed.
Why would my 95 mercury mystique start up and run at the normal idle speed for a few seconds then drop really low and stall out it also does this while driving?
Your air conditioning system is failing. It puts stress on the belt as it tries to kick in.
Why would a 87 Toyota corolla run fine in park and neutral but stall in drive and reverse and Also changed fuel filter and plugs and air filter and oil and filter and PVC?
First of all, does this happen ALL the time? Or only when you are fighting with your significant other? My ex used to work for a car dealership, and when ever she and her (former) ex were fighting, she would "disable" his car with a little dirty mechanics trick: she would open the hood of the car, (…and yes, it was a Toyota,) and would pull off the the distributor cap plug wires...the ones in the "first" and "last" posistion....she would then "switch" the posistion of these two wires, and re-connect them. End result? THE CAR WOULD START IN NEUTRAL, AND PARK, BUT WOULD "DIE" IN DRIVE OR REVERSE! Exactly as described in your "problem"! And since he was not mechanically inclined, he would take his car into (different) shops, and each one of them would "fix" his problem, at full cost, of course! So.......this might be a solution to your problem....hope it helps! ( Full Answer )
You probably have a bad torque converter, every time you engage a moving gear, your torque converter is supposed to "free spin" the transmission when the engine is at idle. It doens't sound like it is doing its job.
Could be many things. But some things to check/replace might be... -fuel filter -fuel pressure -TPS -IAC
i have a 97 Catera and it stalls in either drive or reverse. idles fine for 30 minutes but shuts off almost instantly. replaced CPS and tightened all grounds. No change. but sometimes it will drive beautifully... an answer would be great. next step for me is to fix the valve cover leaks and check al…l connections and hoses. any help? ( Full Answer )
Because reverse is a lower ratio gear than drive and puts less load on the engine.
Why does 93 Mazda mx6 stall when put in drive or reverse ive driven it for almost 4 months then all the sudden this its fine when its in drive or neutral but if i put it in park or drive it dies?
It might be a problem with your transmission because not all mx6's stall when you put it in drive or reverse.
check your sensor on the right side of the firewall. it is a small round plug looing thing under your blinker fluid. if it is burned out then a nasty nig*er probably put her PU$$Y on it and ruined it
When you put your car in reverse it does not change into gear for 10 seconds When you drive in gear it is fine?
You need to seek help immediately from a transmission professional.If you continue to drive the car with this problem you may doserious damage to the transmission.