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Car stalls and chugs when not accelerating

Last night my 1998 GrandAm started chugging at stop lights. This morning it started right up but stalls at stops. Chugs like a diesel when idling if I have my foot on the gas. If I dont it will stall and be hard to start. Sounds like a diesel too and it is Not.

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  • bjkaiser_200 Mar 12, 2009

    UUMM LOL Was already on because there is no converter. EEKKK

  • bjkaiser_200 Mar 12, 2009

    ok I will take it out to Auto zone and have them run the scan, Thanks I will let you know what they say.


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Change your distributor and wires. the distibutor cap might have a crack or something in it which will let moisture in it and cause a bad cannection or a miss-rife. i had the same problem with my 87 celica gt after i washed the engine and like a ****** i didnt keep the engine running while doing it. lesson learned.

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Check engine light?

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    Clint Smock Mar 12, 2009

    That's fine, have it scanned for codes. Just ignore the catalytic converter efficiency code and post the other codes.


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