Engine cut off when put in gear

Tiny
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  • 1994 MITSUBISHI RVR
  • 2.0L
  • 4 CYL
  • TURBO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 195,000 MILES
The problem with my ride is that it cuts off when I put in gear like reverse and drive. It vibrates then the engine cuts off. But when the engine is cooled down, it just vibrate but when the engine reaches the normal temperature on the gauge, it turns off. My mechanic told me that I should change the gear box completely but he was just assuming.I wonder if you guys can help me out. Thanks in advance.
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 12:48 AM

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Tiny
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure first. Auto parts rent the gauge
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 7:35 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the reply, but what do you mean by the codes? Where is it to be found? The fuel pressure is just fine. It was checked by the mechanic. Seeing post from the net, I think its the transmission solenoid or the brainbox.I really dont know and my mechanic also, he is insisting to change the gearbox:( plz help
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 7:55 AM
Tiny
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Your computer or brain box as you call it has codes that are sent to it and can be pulled with a scanner to see where the problem actually lies. Yes it could be what you are talking about but for this a trans guy should look at it because it could be something he can fix without replacing the gearbox. So you see if there are any codes in the brain box saying what is wrong or what area to check. But with the miles on your vehicle It may be wiser to replace the gear box.
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 8:03 AM
Tiny
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You think if I do replace the gear box, the problem will be solved? Does the solenoid come with the gearbox? Well assume my car electrician does have that meter. How will it be possible to know the codes? Ok. So you think I should get it repaired to an electrician rather than a mechanic.I really hope my electric guy have that meter. Thanks by the way :) god bless you.
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 8:13 AM
Tiny
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If he doesn't have a scanner he should know how to get the codes out. If the problem is the gearbox then it will be solved if not it should be investigated electrically first. I have no further suggestions.
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Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 8:29 AM

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