CAR WON'T RUN WHEN PUT INTO DRIVE

1973 International Scout

Tiny

gp71

December, 12, 2010 AT 8:11 AM

I replaced a broken point type distributor with a new electronic distributor. Engine starts and runs smooth but when shifting auto transmission into gear engine dies. Is the problem in timing or vacuum or carburetor?

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Tiny

mhpautos

December, 12, 2010 AT 9:16 AM

What did the new distributor timing set up say, did you do this as per instructions?

Mark (mhpautos)

Tiny

gp71

January, 7, 2011 AT 8:30 AM

The new distributor did not have any instructions for setup, but looking over similar models I set the timing to 5 btdc.

Tiny

mhpautos

January, 7, 2011 AT 8:39 AM

What is the base idle in park like? If set to low the extra load of selecting drive will cause a stall condition.

Mark (mhpautos)

Tiny

gp71

January, 8, 2011 AT 9:08 AM

Idle was set to 700-900, a little about spec. A couple of days ago reved engine up to over a 1000 rpm and put trans into drive, tore the drive shaft into two pieces. Now looking for another drive shaft and more troubleshooting. Trans and rear end ok because I can push the Scout anywhere I want.

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