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Why would your car stall in reverse when you press on the gas a little?

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2005-01-28 14:08:13
2005-01-28 14:08:13

Idle speed incorrect , fuel filter clogged , fault in fuel system , faulty emissions system components , faulty or incorrectly gapped spark plugs , vacuum leak at the thottle body , intake manifold or vacuum hoses

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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?

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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.

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Because reverse is a lower ratio gear than drive and puts less load on the engine.

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No, that would indicate transmission problems, is it a standard or and auto?

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transmission filter not properly seated in the valve body, causing it to stall when engaging reverse gear, wouldnt have believed it if i personally hadnt experienced the exact same problem myself.

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could possibly be the torque convertor. wiil it go if you give it some gas going from neutral to reverse or does it still stall ? check shift linkage for pinching a wire when shifted , good luck !

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If it is a standard transmission, you would need to slowly let out the clutch while backing up.

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I'm no mechanic, BUT that happened on my Taurus when the fuel pump was not functioning properly. Best to take it in.

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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.

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This happened to me on a 1986 cutlass 2.5. A wire was shorting out going to the map sensor and only did it in reverse. The bracket on the alternator had rubbed a hole and only grounded when the motor moved, when placed in reverse. I fixed it temporary with electrical tape.

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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?

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because if you stop immediately then the car will stall.

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does my 1996 pontiac ga stall out in park

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If you have a loose spark plug, your car will not stall unless maybe your engine has 3 cylinders. If you have a 6 or 8 cylinder engine you would just loose some power and your engine would run a little rough.

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if you have a cracked distributor cap then water would get inside it and make your car stall.

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I would suspect a leaking brake booster. When you apply the brakes, the extra vacuum needed, causes the engine to stall. Check the brake booster vacuum line and the booster itself. You also might want to replace all vacuum lines if the car is over 10 years old.

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yes a bad converter will make car stall

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Another word for stall would be box. In the big tournaments, a stall near the wrestling platform is highly sought after and very expensive. It will typically include seating mats as well as food and souvenirs with the price of the ticket or stall.

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That would be a wing stall, or just, 'stall'. This kind of stall has nothing to do with the aircraft's engine, if it has one.

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It would be dependant upon the Mule. Most mules would be comfortable in a 10X10 or 12X12 box stall. Larger for heavier breeds.

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Why would my 1984 Dodge pick up truck stall at the light when I stop

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I think your car has a carbruator and the problem is with the auto choke. Have someone look at it that is familiar with them.


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