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Posted: 12/11/2005 11:09:13 PM EDT
I drive a 1995 Chevy Cavelier about 78,000 miles give or take, and while I was at a light the engine shutoff, figureing it just stalled I tried to re-start it, but the instant I put it back into drive it shutoff again, I try this several times I try giveing it gas everything, as some as I put it in drive it shuts off. So I push it into a parking lot, and mess with it for another 10 minutes atleast, same thing, but everything else was working, the engine started fine, and would even rev, but the instant I shifted into drive it shut down as if the keys were turned off.... So I give up and walk about 2 hours home, I get a drive back up there with my Uncle thinking maybe he can figure it out, he gets in, puts it in reverse, then shifts into drive, and wouldn't you know it works fine, and I look like an idiot, I'm not sure if it was putting it in reverse, or sitting for a awhile that did it, but I don't really want to try driveing it again untill I find out what happened, so whats wrong with my car?....
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:18:50 PM EDT
Have somebody check the computer.
It may be some sensor that is freaking it out.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:19:51 PM EDT
you were able to drive it home after your uncle looked at it?
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:22:31 PM EDT
Torque converter clutch solenoid?

The solenoid sticks closed, causing the torque converter to lock-up tight and kill the engine when the trans is put into gear.

Locate the TCC solenoid harness and connector. When the car is operarting normally, disconnect the TCC plug and harness from the side of the transmission. The TCC will not re-engage under normal operating conditions. Replace the TCC solenoid at your leisure.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:25:23 PM EDT
That's probably a computer issue. Leave your battery disconnected for an hour or so and reconnect it.

Do you have any anti-theft protection or a remote car starter or anything?
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:38:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
you were able to drive it home after your uncle looked at it?



Capitalize this sentence!

Thank you.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:39:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Grammar_Fascist:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Blow me Grammar_Fascist. you were able to drive it home after your uncle looked at it?



Capitalize this sentence!

Thank you.

Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:40:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Grammar_Fascist:

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
you were able to drive it home after your uncle looked at it?



Capitalize this sentence!

Thank you.



You mean THAT sentence? The one you just wrote? That's what your grammar is telling me.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 11:40:41 PM EDT
Fuel pump, they will work for a while, then die, then work again until it just dies completly. Also you should be change you fuel filter every 10,000.
good luck
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Link Posted: 12/12/2005 12:00:42 AM EDT
It could be the transmission. My wife's ex-minivan did that out of the blue. One morning, it just stalled when she put it into gear and that was reliably reproducible at that point. We were able to get the thing going after letting it warm up for a while (about 20 minutes and this was March in Arizona, so it had to be nice and toasty to work at all). I don't know what it would have taken to fix it. I traded it in on a shiny new Corolla.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:33:37 PM EDT
update?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:34:14 PM EDT
Now you know, there was a bomb wedged in there.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:35:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
Now you know, there was a bomb wedged in there.


did you buy the car from your aunt in michigan?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:35:29 PM EDT
Sometimes, every now and then, I wish I was a mod....
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:36:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/27/2005 7:38:33 PM EDT by Stealth]

Originally Posted By HarrySacz:
Now you know, there was a bomb wedged in there.



Weird that it ended up on the same street as his aunts trailer house.

Sometimes, every now and then, I wish Wobblin-Goblin were a mod as well...
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:36:43 PM EDT
Just don't park it on your Aunts street, I hear that the S is hitting the F.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:39:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By billparadise:
Just don't park it on your Aunts street, I hear that the S is hitting the F.



Every day. Its a run-down drug infested trailer park. Yo. Is that where Marshall Mathers was from?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:43:26 PM EDT
Perhaps if you took the transmission out of your aunt's bathtub and put it back in the car, then took the car off of blocks it would start running again.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:44:10 PM EDT
Did it splode or is it down by the river?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:44:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
Torque converter clutch solenoid?

The solenoid sticks closed, causing the torque converter to lock-up tight and kill the engine when the trans is put into gear.

Locate the TCC solenoid harness and connector. When the car is operarting normally, disconnect the TCC plug and harness from the side of the transmission. The TCC will not re-engage under normal operating conditions. Replace the TCC solenoid at your leisure.



This is the most likely idea. Hvae seen it a few times.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:47:10 PM EDT
so it didn't make that good of a carbomb?
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 7:47:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JoeWang:

Originally Posted By billparadise:
Just don't park it on your Aunts street, I hear that the S is hitting the F.



Every day. Its a run-down drug infested trailer park. Yo. Is that where Marshall Mathers was from?



I don't know but I'm bugging in. I took care to remove my shoes.
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