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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
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Experience:  ASE Master & Advanced level certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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It starts just fine. But when I put it in drive it dies JA:

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It starts just fine. But when I put it in drive it dies
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Customer: Well I have a 2007 Chrysler Pacifica. It starts up with no hesitation. But when I put in drive or reverse, it dies
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 6 months ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!If the engine runs fine but dies abruptly when put into gear the most likely cause would be the torque converter clutch coming on. The root cause is an issue in the valve body, but it may also require torque converter replacement.Has the engine light come on?When you put it in gear does it quickly drag the engine down and kill it with the same feel as letting out on the clutch with a manual trans while still holding the brake?