Car in P and N and R runs great but dies in D

Asked by Angela Mar 04, 2020 at 01:20 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2009 VW Routan with 158000 miles. When i am in
Park, Reverse, Neutral the car runs strong and good. There
is no issue with shaking or irregular idles. When I put in
Drive it sputters, shakes and then dies. We looked for air
leaks and cleaned the throttle body. We can sort of push
yhe gas and the car will take off and drive fine until we slow
down and then it dies. The IAC is built into the throttle body
so cant test and cant get the ERG to come off because of
position. I have heard several thoughts but was hoping to
hear from someone that has been through this. Please help
i am hoping not the tranny but need to know for sure before
i give up

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