Hard to say without knowing more about your car, like year ,make and model.This could be a transmission problem, possibly the torque converter lock up solenoid. ALSO - check for proper fluid level, clean tranny filter and proper idle speed.
Because reverse is a lower ratio gear than drive and puts less load on the engine.
It might be a problem with your transmission because not all mx6's stall when you put it in drive or reverse.
If you mean each time you engage car in any gear forward or reverse & it immediately stalls - you have a bad torque converter. Start engine, put foot on brake, put car in NEUTRAL, if it DOES NOT stall, but it does stall if you repeat this test when you put car in drive or reverse = bad torque converter - It's called a "stall test"
* cause it needs to be put in drive to go forward
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?
How will you back out of your driveway or parking stall?
You have to take it to a shop because you cant get to it and you need certain tools.
auto overdrive torque converter locking up
torque converter lock out engaged.
If it stalls at idle or when slowing down, it could be a fuel filter. Or it could be the ignition control module.
I really doubt it's the tranny making your car stall, it's either carburetor problems or the idle is set too low.
your fuel pump can be broken or your fuel injectors...
You need to scan for codes.
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 all connections and hoses. any help?
A car might stall when shifting from park to reverse if the idle is set too low. It is also possible that the engine stalls because it is not fully warmed up before shifting from park to reverse.
There are several reasons that a car may stall only in reverse, the best way to narrow down the issue is to use a diagnostic tool. The diagnostic tool will show which sensors on the transmission may be malfunctioning enough to stall the engine.
try replacing the fuel filter
check pcv hose elbow for vacuum leak.
Your Mercury Cougar might stall in reverse because of a problem with a bad crank sensor. This problem could also be due to the crank sensor wires which are damaged or not wired correctly.
vehicle stalls - what causes this problem many probs can cause stall a bit more info does it stall a stop signs does it run fine un til you stop and take foot off gas does it idle in park or neutral and stall when put in drive also need make model year and i could help you better
because your a failure and you obviously can't drive!
How would you get your car in and out of your driveway? How would you get out of a parking stall unless you pulled through and there was no curb or car blocking you? It is not uncommon to find yourself in a tight area where all you can do is reverse to get out while driving. I would say it is not safe.
In automatic transmissions, there is constant pressure form the pump at idle. This means that when going from Neutral to reverse, that pressure is suddenly slammed onto the drive train of the vehicle, if the engine doesn't stall. This gives the slight jerk/movement.
A 1998 Honda Accord could stall because it is out of gas. The car could also stall because of a bad computer.
you should check the fuel ingestion