I have an 89 tempo w/ 29,320 miles on it. It runs great until I stop at a stop light and then when I excelerate, or at least try to, it stalls, unless I have my foot on the break and the gas pedal to keep the idle up, and then it won't stall. Any ideas?
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From my experiance, your ok, disconnecting the battery on that year car was common practise to clear computor codes, sound to me like the tork converter lock out selonoid has gone bad, I don't remember how to test them, but if I can remember the symptoms, stalling at stopes, ruff idle in gear, slow pick up from a stop. yep that's it.,
My Pontiac Grand Prix is also a 99, it has 216,+ thousand miles on it, it runs great, idles good, I need to replace the oxygen sensor tho as it shuts off on me while driving or sometimes coming to a stop. You might try checking the fuel filter and pump as well.
its time for new fuel filter, new fuel injectors, spark plugs, spark plug wires, cap and rotor. the engine in the tempo is a good one and if you take care of it that car should last quite a while longer..
try haviing your alternator checked advance auto parts can check it while its on the car and the can check the battery too. if thats not it it may stall due to a loose battery connection or a loose ground strap. if it stalls and everything turns of (electrical) it may be a connection or ground strap.