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1995 Mazda Protege Question: Car runs in park & neutral & will go in reverse, but when I put in drive it dies

 

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PJinIL, Equality, IL, January 14, 2014, 18:18
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The car was driving fine and I pulled in a gas station and went to take off and it died everytime I tried to take off. It would go in reverse, but the second I put it down in drive (floor shift) automatic, it dies.
I've put alot of money in this car lately, but it does have over 220,000 miles on it.

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    peanut1100 January 14, 2014, 19:09
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    I haven't worked on many of these but the first thing that come to mind is check the air intake snorkel. Perhaps it is torn and when it is in forward gear it pulls the tear open and the mass air flow sensor thinks there is no air flow. Need to check for any codes

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13428 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper January 15, 2014, 06:07
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    agree with #1 very common issue when boot is torn

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