My 2003 Eclipse turns off when I press on the gas?

Asked by Mar 04, 2015 at 06:20 PM about the 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT

Question type: General

My car is an automatic. When I
switch the gear to reverse, it turns off
once I press on the gas. Same thing
when I switch to drive. It'll only go if I
press on the gas lightly. What could
this be?

Thanks

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It might be your torque converter clutch going, it's engaging at too low an RPM and stalling the motor. This is just a guess based on the rather limited info at hand.

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