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Starts hard, meaning you have to crank it a long time?
What is the idle speed in park and then in drive?
When shifted to reverse does it jerk rearward?
If you raise the idle to 1000 with your foot then shift into reverse, does it still stall?
Do you own a volt meter?
Is there exhaust smoke on start up?
Is the slow crank issue when the engine is cold or hot or both?
Thanks, ***** ***** stalling issue you will need to run a transmission pressure test to see if the pressure is low in reverse which means that clutch is leaking causing the converter clutch to engage and stall the engine. I have that test if you have the tools. For the slow crank, with the vehicle off, turn the headlights on for 5 minutes, then disconnect both negative battery cables. 15 minutes later check the battery voltage. You want to see 12.6 volts, and no lower than 12.3 volts. If its low on either then have that battery load tested at a parts store to see if the battery is bad and has low amps. If the voltage was low but the battery passes the test then we need to do a battery drain test from something on the vehicle staying energized and draining the batteries.
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