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Why would my car be chugging and dying only in drive, not in any other gear?

(1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera)
in Racine, WI on August 13, 2012
I can drive in reverse or put it in neutral, but as soon as i put it in drive or 1st or 2nd gear, the car will chug after about 1200 rpm, also, if i stop, then go again the car will chug and die.
Also i hooked it up to a device it was talking about, drive-code 26
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on August 13, 2012
Code 26 refers to a quad driver. I won't bore you with the specifics, but unless you are very experienced with wiring and computers I don't recommend that you attempt to fix this on your own. I would recommend you to have it properly diagnosed at a repair shop.
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on August 13, 2012
So would you say that it would require a new computer?
on August 13, 2012
It is possible, but a bad power or ground, corroded wire or connection could also be the cause.
on August 13, 2012
Alright, but would this fault be the cause of my car chugging and dying?
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