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My 2002 grand prix with a 3.8 will start and then die. it will only do it after the engine is warm. when i start it the first time for the day it starts fine but after driving it for a bit then shutting it off it will do that. also noticed that it will fluctuate once i get it going. but eventually level out almost forgot after 3 or 4 tries or pressing genly on the gas and fluttering the pedal it will start. never seen this problem before. thanks

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Could be crankshaft sensor.

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Try checking the starter solenoid wires.Make sure the wire hasnt come loose and the battery to solenoid cable is tight.

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I had a similar problem on my 1999 Grand Prix, 3.8l engine. I replaced the IAC Motor (Idle Air Control) that attaches into the throttle body. After disconnecting the battery, the computer goes into a learning process. It stalled once, but now seems to be running correctly. The codes set were Engine Misfire, which could be anything. I also bought a crank sensor, which is suspect, but I didn't install it.

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SOURCE: Engine dies when warm, tough warm start

If you follow the throttle linkage from around the intake you will see a little black box. Inside the box is a throttle adjustment. Ours actually slipped out of adjustment and there is where you can adjust it back...very simple to do..Give that a shot.

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