Why does my car die when I put it in drive?

Tiny
MARSHABAMA
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  • 2003 BUICK RENDEZVOUS
  • 175,100 MILES
While my car sit in idle it runs as if nothing is wrong but as soon as I put it in drive it starts to sputter and pop then dies. I just replaced fuel pump, 02Sensor, fuel regulator and an oil change.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 11:45 PM

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Tiny
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Does/is CEl on? Any codes in computer? Try cleaning MAF sensor.
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Saturday, December 31st, 2011 AT 11:59 PM
Tiny
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Not sure what CEI is. Only shows service engine soon but can not get it to autozone to have them do a scan on it. Where and what is MAF sensor?
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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 12:04 AM
Tiny
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Cel is check engine light. Was it doing this before you changed pump and stuff?
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Sunday, January 1st, 2012 AT 4:58 AM
Tiny
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Had someone check the sensor and that did not solve anything either. I was able to get it to autozone and have it scanned and again it only shows 02 sensor bad even though it has been changed. I had someone tell me it could be the coil pack or crank sensor does that sound possible? I have not been able to have it checked out yet as I am a single ****** of 4 money is tight and its hard to continue paying someone to do one thing after another.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 8:07 PM
Tiny
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When you say check sensor did that mean see if it was dirty? They all get dirty. Another thing about ox is it can mean a vacuum leak somewhere. Hoses crack/split/fall off and intake gaskets can leak. You need a vacuum leak test if no obvious problems are visible.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 8:21 PM
Tiny
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To be honest I do not know what they mean by "checking it". I do want to thank you for all your help so far I know it has to be aggravating for you because it sure has me stressed out.
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Monday, January 2nd, 2012 AT 9:10 PM

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