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.

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755

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

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

755

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.

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