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2001 mazda millenia: runs..reverse..park or neutral

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i just did an engine and transaxle swap on a 2001 mazda millenia, now the car runs really good but when i go to put it into reverse, or drive the engine dies, it will only run in park or neutral, i already replaced the neutral safty switch, and it has the same symtoms.
any help would be great
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Car expert replied 7 years ago.

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Look carefully to be sure all the grounds are properly hooked up on the body and on the engine. When you place it in drive try spraying a supplemental fuel such as starting fluid into the air intake and see if the vehicle continues to run. Most often this is caused by a faulty distributor but since you just replaced the transaxle double checked the wiring first