Cuts out when I put it in gear

Tiny
HUGGIEBEAR312
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  • 1999 INFINITI QX4
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 150,000 MILES
When I start it I have to keep it running I have to put my foot on the gas or it will cut off and when I put it into gear keeps cutting off.
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 AT 1:59 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi,

This can be the result of many things. Is the check engine light staying on when it is running? If it is, you need to have the computer scanned to identify diagnostic trouble codes. Here is a quick video that shows how it is done:

https://youtu.be/YV3TRZwer8k

I realize most people don't own a scanner. However, many parts stores will lend or rent one to you.

Next, since it does start, there could be an issue with low fuel pressure or even an engine vacuum leak. Here are links that explain how to check for both:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-use-an-engine-vacuum-gauge

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator

Let me know if the light comes on and if you are able to get codes. Also, here is a link you may find of interest:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/stall-at-idle

I will watch for your reply.
Joe
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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 AT 7:41 PM

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