Car shuts off in drive but is fine in reverse

Tiny
BCP1983
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  • 2009 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 4.0L
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 151,000 MILES
I can turn my van on and it will idle perfectly. Put it in reverse and I can drive anywhere I want. Put it in drive, does a slight shake and shuts off. I placed my van on a hill and put it in neutral and drifted to a higher speed and pulled into drive, started to drive fine. As soon as I slowed down to stop, it shut off. I took it to a mechanic, without looking at it, he said I need a new transmission. Any ideas? Thank you!
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 AT 8:34 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

This is an indication of the torque converter locked up. It is like a stick shift that the clutch will not disengage when you come to a stop.

The transmission would have to be removed and inspected. If there are metal particles in the fluid, then yes, you need another transmission.

Roy
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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 AT 8:51 AM

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