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Your Ford 2003 Escape w 105k miles shuts off when you start it up and try to place it into D or R It also will shut off when you place it in R after driving it for a while What is wrong with it?

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January 22, 2009 4:41AM

My 2002 Ford Ranger with 4.0 engine ran fine except when I put it in park or reverse. I couldn't figure out what was wrong. Eventually I began losing power and it wouldn't get up to freeway speed. The problem was a clogged catalytic converter. When the converter was replaced full power returned and it never shuts off when I put it in park or reverse. Good Luck, Abraham