What’s the fix for a 1996 Ford Ranger when the engine shuts if the vehicle is put in reverse? (It will run in drive, but not in reverse; fuel filter, air filter and vacuum hoses have all been checked).
I would guess there is maybe a break in the air intake hose that grows bigger when put in reverse. I’m talking about the hose between the throttle body and air filter.
Check and see if the engine has a worn motor mount.
When the transmission is in drive, the engine twists in one direction. When the transmission is in reverse the engine twists in the opposite direction.
If the engine twists too far while in reverse, it can pull on wires/vacuum hoses and causing the engine to stall.