Why does my truck instantly cut off when I put it in gearr

Asked by Cody Dec 21, 2015 at 02:44 PM about the 1998 Dodge Durango SLT 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My truck instantly dies when I put it in gear it idles
fine it park and neutral but once I put it in reverse
order drive it cuts off even if I two foot it I have
replace the iac sensor and it did not help, please
help my only ride for work

3 Answers


Sounds like it could be the Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid. Some are on the side of the transmission and others are inside of the transmission.

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Does it feel like it wants to lurch forward as it dies?? if so i agree with the torque converter idea.

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I have the same problem but mine dies as soon as i rev mine goes to 500 rpms then goes back to 750 then once i put in gear it dies halfway diwn the street.

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