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1996 Mercury Sable Question: when car is shifted into drive why does it cut off

 

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jayizwitit, Moreno Valley, CA, February 19, 2009, 11:09
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my car starts up fine but for sum reason wont stay on or it will run and the if i try to put it in drive it shuts off what do i do

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 20, 2009, 15:27
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    This sounds like the idle control system needs to be checked. The idle control motors tend to get dirty and cause this type of problem.

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