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Old 02-08-2008, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry to cross post-- but not sure where to put this issue.

My car is left at my parking garage at work as I am out of simple options... here is what happened.

Backed out of my parking spot and was slightly rolling backwards and went into drive... then the car died.

1. Restarted, shifted into DRIVE and died instantly.
2. Restarted, shifted into REVERSE and died instantly.
3. Restarted, gave gas to 1700RPM's and shifted into DRIVE car lunged forward and I drove towards the exit...seemed to be fine. Hit the brake to slow down... shuttered and died again.

I did try the "powerbrake" method... held the gas pedal in slightly with it in gear and it still died... doesn't that eliminate it being a idle control sensor?

So it will drive only if the car is already moving... if I slow down (ie to stop) the car dies. Restarted and tried both DRIVE and REVERSE again and instantly died. Anybody have an idea?
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like your torque converter is stuck "locked". :\
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Old 02-09-2008, 12:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, it sounds like the torque converter is locked up.

What happens if you switch the OD, to OFF????

What happens if you drive off in 2nd, if your tranny has that shift option.
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here are some thing to check you maybe not getting enough fuel . or there is a vacuum or manifold leak. or emission's system components fault. or idle speed incorrect or fuel filter clogged or dirty. since it not at idle this rules out idle speed sensors but timing could be off. what i would do is get a fuel system pressure tester and test fuel system pressure and compare it to auto zone web site under repair manuals. there is a valve on the intake fuel rail that the tester attaches to. see if fuel pressure is low if it is check filter and replace or replace if still low the fuel pump. also listen before you buy the tester and see if there is a loud hissing or such for around the intake manifold can be done. better yet carb fluid sprayed around manifold to see if the revs go up or down when down this could be a intake leak. the carb fluid mist pulls in to cracks causing revs to go up and down simple trick. this is what my book says for engine stalls.#16 for trouble shooting. these are fairly close to #'s 17 , 7,19, 15, the only one that was different was #17 and it was about uneven or low cylinder compression





it could also be the torque converter locking up i am just giving the possibility just in case it simple one
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Kinda sounds like a bad/sticky IAC
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iac only controls idle from what i know but you could right
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Okay worked for some reason and was able to get home... + drive 80 miles during the next two days... however today....

Well barely made it home... thought it was working fine. Pulled off on my exit and started shuttering at a stop light again. Pulled into a Walmart parking lot and transmission kept slipping in and out of first... tried to leave and no longer could move forward... just slipped.

Pulled into a parking lot... no drive no reverse.. just slipped. Waited with engine off for 10 minutes.... was able to back up finally but was really jerky... slipped then grabbed. I was able to limp it home and seemed to shift fine... then pulled into the subdivision and kept jumping out of first... then lurching forward.

Got it up the driveway and kept slipping again... jerked up like 3 times and finally got it next to the garage.

Why would it slip completely in drive... let it sit... then I was able to get it home for 1 mile without any problems... then started acting up again?

How much in repairs are we looking at?
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The way you were describing it, it sounded like the car just wouldn't idle. That's about all I can contribute to it.

Kinda sounds like your trans is toast.
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Well lets see. it's gone from stalling when in gear, to slipping when in gear.

Have you checked the tranny fluid level & condition????

How long since the last tranny fluid pump out & tranny filter change????
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Yeah the fluid is on the full mark while the engine is running... however its pretty dirty. Definately not as red as new fluid... worth a shot in draining and refilling? Where is the filter? You mentioned a pump... what exactly is this and is it something required?

Sorry for my ignorance... I've changed tranny fluid on my last two sports cars but haven't on this car before.
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