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I have a 2008 GXP Grand Prix having engine loss and idleing rough...Had a guy run a code and it says throttle control sensor a and b..Then starts to run fine...This has been going off and on and everytime I start to take it to the shop it straightens up...Time to trade it in..
Probably a weak fuel pump or plugged fuel filter,also check your air filter
Posted on Jan 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes he is correct also check for any vacum leaks into the intake this will cause the o2 sensors to tell the obc (computer) to compensate for the extra air entering the system and cause the engine to lean the fuel out that will cause a obd2 code saying the o2 sensor needs to be replaced when it is only a vacum leak
Posted on Nov 01, 2011
sounds like you have a vacuum leak, check all the vacuum hoses and replace any broken or kinked ones, also check around the intake manifold gasket for leaks. any air leaks after the air flow meter creates 'un-metered' air which inturn will make the car run rough and stall, hope this helps
Posted on Apr 04, 2009
If wiggling the wires cured the code, then one of the wires is broken inside the insulation. Pull on each wire one at a time. look for the colored insulation to stretch, this will be the broken wire. For the other car that wont rev up, this is a common when the catalytic concverter is plugged up. This will also cause MAF codes, and in turn, TRAC OFF light.
Posted on Oct 17, 2008
the 3.1 had some EGR problems, EGR valve stuck open, blown diaphrams, Plugged passages Im not saying that is all your problems and I believe yours has whats called a linear EGR about $350.00 from the dealer (and that is the only place you ever consider buying such a critical part for the emissions system regardless of the cost)
That car is so antiquated as far as computers go that relying on the codes is nearly pointless! Map code can set because of low engine vacuum which you will have with a poor running engine, Check for 5 volt reference voltage at the TPS and MAP with the key on and engine off if no 5 volt reference I suspect a Computer. Computer Ground is on the Thermostat housing and needs to be clean and secure.
There is a legit test in the GM factory manual called the TAP TEST take the ECM (computer) and slap it with an open hand, if the symptoms change the ECM is bad it's very common in the early-mid 90s for the computers to go bad in one way or another the circuit boards come loose and suffer also from cold solder joints.
Make sure the wires are on the correct plugs and hopefuly you used factory plugs and wires and No split fire or bosch plugs only AC delco
Make sure you have good spark on all 6 cylinders.
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Posted on Sep 19, 2008
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