What would cause engine to shut off once I put it in gear?

Asked by Apr 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM about the 1999 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When truck is in park and idling, it runs fine.  As soon as it is put in gear (reverse or drive) idle goes down and engine shuts off.

3 Answers


Did you just do some work to this vehicle? Can you press the accelerator and it not die?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Yes, changed spark plugs. Yes, it will not die if press accelerator. Thank you


I would check and make sure your wires are back in the correct firing order. I would also go ahead and pull the spark plugs back and out and check the gap. I would bet the wires got mixed up.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

F-150 SVT Lightning

Looking for a Used F-150 SVT Lightning in your area?

CarGurus has 112 nationwide F-150 SVT Lightning listings starting at $9,488.


Ford F-150 SVT Lightning Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Bob Beaman
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,855 Great Deals out of 212,754 listings starting at $1,295
Used Ford Mustang
554 Great Deals out of 36,670 listings starting at $2,595
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,407 Great Deals out of 173,485 listings starting at $699
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
8 Great Deals out of 310 listings starting at $5,000
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
352 Great Deals out of 47,814 listings starting at $1,899
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,146 Great Deals out of 64,844 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Camaro
463 Great Deals out of 31,229 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Tacoma
668 Great Deals out of 45,898 listings starting at $2,700
Used Chevrolet Corvette
175 Great Deals out of 18,466 listings starting at $3,941
Used Dodge Ram 1500
410 Great Deals out of 10,788 listings starting at $1,499

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning For Sale
17 listings starting at $13,950
2001 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 19 listings starting at $12,500
2000 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning For Sale
11 listings starting at $10,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.