My car will idle in park, but stalls when I switch gears. Automatic gear. You have to ride brake and accelerator. What is wrong?


Asked by jan23 Mar 19, 2007 at 10:12 AM about the 1996 Mazda 626 LX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


Hi Jan ... Here's a troubleshooting guide for engine stalling. Hopefully it will get you down the path to your solution ... Good luck!

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Andrzej Michalski

you have a bad TCC. torqu converter clutch, the fix is replace your torqu converter.

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Daniel Reed

Possible vacuum leak. Will need to use a smoke machine to find it. So, take it to a shop....they have those.

David Kartsonis

Sounds like a torque converter... Get that replaced and it should be fine.

Rob Brown

Agreed your torque converter is putting too much load on the car at idle. Stator is probably seized.

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