my car shuts off when i put it in drive

Asked by Feb 22, 2017 at 07:52 PM about the 1998 Ford Explorer 4 Dr XL SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my car starts up perfectly I could put in reverse it goes as soon as I put in drive it cuts completely off

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There is a sensor or TCC solenoid or torque converter in the transmission that may be bad and will need to likely take it to the shop. Either way if its the converter this means the trans is likely going to go out soon and time for a rebuild. The trans can be scanned at a dealership for codes too. Can not read for trans codes with a normal scanner.

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