MY CAR TURNS ON BUT ONCE ITS IN GEAR IT JUST ...

1989 Chevrolet Camaro

Tiny

Anonymous

December, 20, 2012 AT 11:11 PM

My car turns on but once its in gear it just shuts off?

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3 Answers

Tiny

JDL

December, 20, 2012 AT 11:27 PM

How long since a tune-up? Any applicable mil codes? There isn't much load on the engine in park or neutral. There is load on the engine when you put it in gear. Another thought is to clean the throttle-body and idle air system.

You may need to do a cylinder compression test, to see what shape the engine is in?

Tiny

freemba

December, 20, 2012 AT 11:29 PM

What size engine?
Check for a major vacuum leak (you'll hear the hissing sound underhoos) with the engine running in park. Especially look at the vacuum line coming from the brake booster to the intake manifold.

Tiny

JDL

January, 8, 2013 AT 7:20 PM

Let us know what you find.

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