my 1980 Colt 200 stalls when i put it in gear. How do i fix it

Asked by Dec 16, 2007 at 01:34 PM about the 1980 Dodge Colt

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 1980 Colt 200 stalls when i put it in gear.  How do i fix it

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not to much info ,i would take to a mechanic .or you could check for a vacume leak.


You don't mention if you have a auto or manual trans. If manual trans, this could be clutch-related. If automatic trans, you could have a lot of problems. One thing, check the output of the alternator --I had a 1984 Lincoln that would stall out when put in gear -- turns out the alternator was not putting out at low RPMS such as curb idle and the vehicle would stall. Replaced the alternator and everything worked great.

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the 1980 Colt FWD was offered with a choice of 1600 cc or 1400 cc engines with the hi/lo 4 spd manual transmission, so I'm confused by the "200" designation -- can you say a little more about how long you've had the car, and when the stalling became a problem?

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