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Try changing the fuel filter. I have a 1984 Mustang with 3.8L V6. On some older cars you tend to accumulate a lot of crud in bottom on fuel tank. And when you get to about 1/4 tank some of it comes up. I changed 2 filters in less than 6 weeks and have not had the problem again. Take a look at the motor mounts. I had a car that would stall when put in drive and while looking at it, when i shifted into gear the motor would tilt forward or back, some wires were being pinched off shorting out and causing the engine to stall when put into drive. If it shakes violently when it dies it is most likey your transmission. It happened to my Dodge.

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Q: What causes a car to stall when put in gear?
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