Whats the problem of my car starts and idles but stalls when you put it in drive or reverse yes its an automatic the car is a 87 Nissan sentra?

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Probably an alternator.

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What could be the problem when you take car to shop to get tune up and other work Now car jerks when put in reverse and park?

Take it back to the shop and complain.

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Why does my car die when I put it in reverse?

Sometimes the torquconverter can fail causing the engin to stall. In reverse it lock in full torqu. In fwd gears it slips. This is only one idea.

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What makes a car die after its gets hot or when you put it in drive?

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Why would my car die when I put it in reverse?

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What is it when the car is cold at starting up it wont drive or back up but when your car is warm it runs perfect?

Your car has to achieve operating temperature before it functions as it should. Your heads which contain your valves are cold and don't move as easily as they do warm. This is why your thermostat doesn't open up until it reaches either 185 or 192 degrees. If you have a cold-blooded engine, you ha...

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Why does my car make a noise when I put it in reverse?

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This sounds like an ECU problem, the load of the brakes is not being compensated for so when the clutch and brake are applied the rev's fall and drop below what is maintainable for the engine. You should take it for a diagnostics check at a garage and see if anything pops up.

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Your car's battery may not run properly. You can remove the battery and take it to be tested before starting the car.

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