When transmission is shifted into drive the vehicle shuts off

Tiny
BENJAMIN OTEY MARTIN
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  • 2000 GMC JIMMY
  • 4.3L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 105,698 MILES
Car turns off when I put it in drive.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 1:54 PM

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Tiny
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We need to start with a vacuum leak. Does the engine idle ok in park or is it rough? Any check engine light?

Start with using the carburetor cleaner and spray around the intake to see if the RPM goes up. If it does then this is where you leak is.

Here is a guide that walks through this:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 4:39 PM

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